The former CEO of Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile, S.A. (SQM) was charged by the Securities and Exchange Commission with directing the payment of millions of dollars to Chilean politicians and their associates. Pursuant to a Cease and Desist Order Patricio Contesse González agreed to pay $125,000 to resolve the charges. SQM paid $30 million in 2017 to settle civil and criminal charges based on the same transactions.
September 25, 2018
Former CEO of mineral and chemicals extraction company charged with corruption
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