Local September 28, 2018 | 11:19 am

Brazilian plane maker US$7.4M fine for bribes a ‘milestone’

Santo Domingo.- The Justice Ministry on Thurs. called the ruling handed down Sept. 20, which fines Brazilian plane maker Embraer US$7.4 million, “a milestone in the fight against corruption.”

It said Embraer was sentenced to the maximum penalty for the crime of bribery stipulated by the Bribery in Commerce Law No. 448-06.

Embraer pleaded guilty to paying over US$3.5 million in bribes for the purchase of eight Super Tucano warplanes in 2009.

The Justice Ministry adds that the sentence resulted from a summary criminal trial, after National District 4th Instruction Court judge Yanibet Rivas approved the plea deal on August 30.

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