Region: Bolivia

Former Bolivian government official gets 70 months in prison for laundering bribes

Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, who served in former Bolivian president Jeanine Áñez’s administration from 2019 until late 2020, pleaded guilty to one count of money laundering on 20 October.

05 January 2023

DOJ: cooperators in case against Bolivian official should get reduced sentences

The individuals pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme with Bolivia’s former minister of government Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, and continued to cooperate in the US case against him.

21 November 2022

Former Bolivian official pleads guilty to laundering proceeds of bribery

The former minister of the government of Bolivia illegally helped a military and police gear supplier earn a contract to provide the country with tear gas and other non-lethal equipment.

21 October 2022

Four sentenced to prison for Bolivian bribery scheme

Three US citizens and a Bolivian citizen were sentenced to prison time in connection with a conspiracy to bribe Bolivian government officials in exchange for a $5.6 million contract from that government.

14 June 2022

Law firms from 11 Latin American countries unite to develop investigations best practices

Brazilian law firm TozziniFreire has launched a network aimed at developing compliance best practices and enhancing discussion on regional anti-corruption matters.

27 November 2018

Petrobras Bolivia's contract dispute leads to house arrest

09 May 2017

Bolivia dismisses 60 prosecutors for alleged corruption

18 November 2016

Bolivian anti-corruption law stifles whistleblowers

In Bolivia, whistleblowers are being discouraged from coming forward in corruption cases because they risk having their identity made public if the person they accuse of wrongdoing is acquitted. By Rosanna Butters

18 June 2015

DoJ expects more cooperation between US and Latin American enforcers

Cooperation between US and Latin American law enforcers will continue to increase according to James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice, who urged companies to cooperate with authorities.

22 October 2014

DoJ points to sectors most vulnerable to corruption in LatAm

Evidence from investigations around Latin America suggests that the extractive, utilities and health sectors are among those most vulnerable to corruption, says James Koukios, senior deputy chief of the fraud section in the criminal division of the US Department of Justice.

17 October 2014

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