Brazil’s Mensalao trial started on Thursday this week.
Thirty-eight defendants — mainly politicians and associates — are accused of participating in the biggest money-for-vote scandal in the country’s history.
Prosecutors said since coming to power in 2003, the Workers’ Party has used “mensalao” (big monthly stipends) to divert money from state advertising budgets and pensions to pay off legislators from allied parties, in return for their support.… Continue Reading
Compliance insider Pete from DC first appeared on this blog nearly five years ago.
We’re happy to report that he still drops by.
In response to yesterday’s Small (Bribe) Talk From The Editors, Pete sent this comment:
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Fascinating discussion, and I think Marc Alain Bohn’s point about transparent recording deserves a bit more attention, as it puts public companies (i.e.,… Continue Reading