Region: Costa Rica

Costa Rican prosecutors to trial corporate liability law

Costa Rica’s sweeping investigation into alleged corruption in the construction sector will provide local prosecutors with a good opportunity to test the country’s corporate criminal liability law.

04 August 2021

CEOs of major Costa Rican construction companies detained in corruption case

20 July 2021

Costa Rica charges four with corruption tied to cement imports

16 July 2021

French court upholds fine against Alcatel for corruption in Costa Rica

The Court of Cassation agreed with an appellate court’s findings that the corrupt scheme was designed to “dilute the responsibilities” of Alcatel executives and allow them to make illicit payments “under the guise of legality”.

18 June 2021

Costa Rica launches sweeping corruption investigation into road contracts

15 June 2021

Costa Rica asks Spain and Brazil for assistance in bribery probe

29 June 2020

Costa Rica prosecutors raid Scotiabank in Odebrecht probe

22 February 2019

Costa Rica raids Telefónica offices in tax fraud investigation

09 January 2019

Former Costa Rican football chief pleads guilty in Fifa bribery investigation

10 October 2016

Alcatel-Lucent pays US$10 million to settle Costa Rican bribery case

Telecoms equipment maker Alcatel-Lucent has paid state-run telecommunications company the Costa Rican Electricity Institute US$10 million to settle allegations that it bribed officials in the country to win a network upgrade contract in 2001 worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

06 August 2015

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