September 25, 2018

Former CEO of mineral and chemicals extraction company charged with corruption

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.

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