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Under the radar, DOJ netted another PetroEcuador conviction

By Adam Dobrik

01 August 2019

Under the radar, DOJ netted another PetroEcuador conviction Credit: Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Creative Commons

The defence lawyer for a PetroEcuador contractor who pleaded guilty to bribery said his client’s conduct occurred in a system where every businessman had to make corrupt payments: “This requirement emanated from the country’s very highest officials.”