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SEC defends fraud charges against Rio Tinto executives

By Michael Griffiths

24 January 2018

SEC defends fraud charges against Rio Tinto executives Coal mining (Credit: iStock.com/Ben Blankenburg)

The SEC has responded to claims from Rio Tinto executives that it cannot prove fraud charges against them by arguing that it must only show that they had “motive and opportunity” to commit fraud.