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Odebrecht said it paid $439 million outside of Brazil, with the largest bribe admissions abroad in Venezuela, the Dominican Republic and Panama.
Brazilian prosecutors say they are certain Odebrecht's way of doing business in Brazil, where the company is accused of paying out $2 billion in bribes in the past 15 years, was the way it operated around the globe.
Experts on corporate bribery said the Odebrecht admissions in a dozen countries - which also include Angola and Mexico - could subject Odebrecht to new investigations.
originally posted by: AndyFromMichigan
Conspiracy theories come to Brazil.
A Brazilian Supreme Court Justice named Teori Zavascki just died in a small plane crash off the coast of Rio de Janeiro. He was leading a huge investigation called "Operation Carwash," which was probing corruption in state-run oil company Petrobras. Apparently a sizable list of Brazilian politicians have been caught up in this.