General Prosecutor Berenice Smith at a press conference on March 28 said detainees will face charges including embezzlement, influence peddling, illicit enrichment and bribery.
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Prosecutors say those arrested are part of a criminal network that manipulated board member elections in favor of people who facilitated loans to certain cooperatives.
Finance Minister Helio Fallas (right) and Vice Minister Fernando Rodríguez (center) said at a press conference that investigated companies and corporations created a total of 410 offshore companies in Panama.
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The Finance Ministry investigation has fully identified a total of 69 local companies and corporations with links to cases listed in the Panama Papers. The remaining 51 are still under investigation.
Former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation Eduardo Li could receive a lifetime ban from international football after pleading guilty last October to racketeering charges in a U.S. court.
FIFA opened up a case against former Costa Rican football head Eduardo Li Wednesday that could result in his lifetime ban from the sport.
The first rains of the season in 2012 washed away several stretches of the border road, and various bridges collapsed.
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Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said shoddy work on the failed project caused economic losses for the country of some ₡1.2 billion ($2 million).
Ruling Citizen Action Party won the 2014 presidential election and Luis Guillermo Solís became the group’s first president.
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Judges also found the party liable in the fraud charges and ordered that it pay almost ₡600 million ($1 million) to the Supreme Elections Tribunal for the damage caused.
Former Costa Rican Football Federation President Eduardo Li (left) outside the Court of the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York on April 13, 2016.
A judge ruled that insurer Lloyd’s of London must pay for Li’s legal defense in the FIFA corruption case. But there’s one catch.
A picture taken on March 24, 2015 in Vienna shows Jeffrey Webb, president of CONCACAF and the Cayman Islands Football Association giving a press conference. Webb was among several football officials arrested on May 27, 2015, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars.
A U.S. judge released Monday transcripts of guilty pleas from three prominent defendants in the sweeping FIFA corruption investigation who confessed to crimes and agreed to pay $37.5 million in compensation.
Former Honduran Minister of Security, Arturo Corrales, answers questions from the press in Tegucigalpa on Dec. 9, 2014.
Honduran daily El Heraldo revealed that senior police officers ordered the assassination of Honduras’ top anti-drug official, Arístides González, in December 2009.
Alfredo Hawit, who is from Honduras and also served as CONCACAF president, appeared Monday at a hearing in a Brooklyn court where he agreed in addition to his guilty pleas to forfeit nearly $1 million.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff speaks during the 15th National Health Conference in Brasilia on Dec. 4, 2015. Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s allies appealed Dec. 3 to the Supreme Court to block impeachment proceedings, warning of a political “storm” in Latin America’s biggest country.
Bribe money from a giant corruption scheme at Brazilian state oil company Petrobras went into President Dilma Rousseff’ reelection campaign coffers, a former CEO has told prosecutors, according to a report released Thursday.