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Police raid contractor over World Cup allegations
Documents seized at Odebrecht offices as part of the Operation Fair Play investigations into alleged over-charging on construction of Arena Pernambuco, a venue for the 2014 FIFA World Cup
Saipem to be investigated in Petrobras affair
Oil and gas contractor receives notice that it will be investigated in connection with Brazilian corruption scandal
Jail time for OAS executives
Contractor’s former president and four other senior managers face up to 16 years in jail for their part in the Petrobras scandal. Appeals against the sentences are planned
Cement antitrust case ‘not conclusive’
European Commission closes antitrust investigation against European cement manufacturers including Cemex, Holcim and HeidelbergCement
CADE upholds cement cartel fines
Companies, trade associations and individuals in the Brazilian cement sector to pay fines of some US$ 930 million and face other restrictions
Charges filed against Brazilian CEOs
Marcelo Odebrecht and Otacio Marquez Azevedo deny Petrobras corruption links following their arrest in June
Convictions for Camargo Corrêa executives
President and vice president of Brazil's second largest contractor get house arrest following plea bargains, while chairman will go to prison for bribery, money laundering and conspiracy in the Petrobras scandal
Job loss and competition fears over emissions regulations
Crane manufacturers say the timetable for implementation of Stage V engine emissions regulations in Europe is unworkable and will have a huge negative impact on the industry
Lemminkäinen acquitted
Finnish firm and two employees cleared of environmental infraction charges relating to amount of recycled asphalt used
Quebec whistle blower pleads guilty
Former Infrabec VP Lino Zambito admits to six charges of corruption and fraud following his explosive testimony to the Charbonneau Inquiry
Korean contractors fined for bid-rigging
Fines totalling US$ 160 million levied against 22 contractors who fixed bids on gas pipeline contracts
OHL Mexico officer resigns in wake of recordings scandal
Contractor launches investigation as recordings published anonymously on-line indicate potential wrong-doing
Holcim and Lafarge in Spanish cartel probe
Four more companies now included in ongoing investigation by Spanish competition authorities into cement and concrete cartel
OAS and Galvão file for bankruptcy protection
Brazil's fourth and sixth largest contractors in crisis in the wake of the Petrobras scandal
Canal authority to appeal ruling
ACP to launch arbitration proceedings against decision to award Panama Canal consortium US$ 234 million following dispute
Bilfinger announces Brazil findings
Internal investigation finds improper payments of less than € 1 million
Bilfinger and Skanska look at Brazilian operations
Both Bilfinger and Skanska have become embroiled in corruption incidents in the Brazilian construction sector.
Vinci and Sherpa clash over Qatar workers
Contractor launches defamation lawsuit against campaign group following allegations of illegal labour practices
More SEC charges on Shaw insider trading
Former executive and his brother-in-law face criminal and civil penalties for illegal trades in the run-up to Shaw Group’s acquisition by CB&I in 2012
50 arrested in New York corruption probe
Bribes worth US$ 450,000 allegedly paid to 16 city officials to get around permit requirements and building code violations
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