South Korea: Samsung Heavy, Brazilian authorities reach US$149 mln settlement in bribery probe

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. said Tuesday that it has reached a settlement with Brazilian state prosecutors and auditors over a graft probe surrounding drillship orders by the company.

The company said in a regulatory filing that it has agreed to pay 812 million reais (US$149 million) in a leniency deal with Brazil’s Office of the Comptroller General, Office of the Attorney General and the Federal Prosecutor’s Office, accepting the results of an investigation into a criminal case involving a broker.

In return, the Brazilian authorities have agreed not to pursue further legal or administrative actions against the company.

Samsung Heavy Industries signed deals with Brazil’s state-owned oil firm Petrobras from 2006 and 2007 to provide three drillships to the company. The ships were delivered between 2009 and 2011.

The original full article can be found at yna.co.kr

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