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March 1, 2024

Posted  March 1, 2024

Switzerland-based international commodities trading company Gunvor S.A. has pleaded guilty and agreed to pay over $661 million to resolve charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act in connection with misconduct in Ecuador.  Over half of the proceeds will cover a criminal monetary penalty, while the remainder is a forfeiture of funds illegally gained through 8 years of bribes to Ecuadorean government officials to secure business with Petroecuador, the state-owned and controlled oil company.  Gunvor will also pay $98 million to Swiss authorities to resolve charges there.  DOJ

Tagged in: Bribery and Bid-Rigging, FCPA,