In the latest drama unfolding at Southern Copper Corp.’s embattled Tia Maria project in Peru, the company has dismissed allegations that a lawyer, who used to work for the company, tried to bribe protestors on behalf of the company.
In a form 8-K filed May 12 with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, the Peruvian branch of Southern Copper stated that it “rejected the allegations by a TV station alleging that significant sums of money were offered to the leaders of the protest to end the current disturbances” at the US$1.4 billion project.
“The branch clarified that the alleged offer was made by a third party with no authority to represent the branch,” the statement read. “The branch also denied “taking any part in any illegal activity or improper conduct.”
The original article can be found at www.northernminer.com