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Beef Scandal: 63 Indicted in Brazil

Beef Scandal: 63 Indicted in Brazil

4/19/2017 11:52:00 AM/Categories: General News, Today's Top 5, Livestock, Livestock Markets, Cattle, International , Ag Issues

By Greg Henderson

Federal Police in Brazil has indicted 63 people for their role in a vast corruption scheme within the Ministry of Agriculture. The charges allege federal auditors at meat processing facilities took bribes for years in exchange for fraudulent sanitary permits.

The probe into Brazil’s meat corruption was launched March 17, 2017, by Brazil’s Federal Police. Brazil, the world’s largest beef and poultry exporter and the fourth largest exporter of pork, saw its exports drop to near zero within a week of the scandal’s announcement, though most export sales have resumed.

The suspects in the case are charged with falsifying medical records and certificates, tampering with food products, conspiracy and corruption. One employee at a JBS processing plant in Brazil was included in the investigation, allegedly due to his relationship with federal inspectors. The employee was suspended.

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Luke Osgood

4/20/2017 6:09 PM

This artical was so helpful in my class. Thanks for the interesting story

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