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'K notebooks' corruption: companies won't be punished for what employees may have done

Saturday, August 11th 2018 - 09:37 UTC
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The Argentine government will allow companies whose officials are named in a corruption probe to continue work on existing projects and to bid for new ones. Contracts will be honored and companies won’t be punished for what employees may have done, Transport Minister Guillermo Dietrich said in an interview in Buenos Aires. Read full article


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  • falklandlad

    Argentina cannot afford for the judiciary to shut down the economy and the country; Dietrich recognises that, as will his peer, but on the other hand accountability for wrong doing and theft will take its toll. Transparency, just might, one day, gain proper traction within the fabric of Arg politics. Macri meanwhile faces a series of tough challenges like no other before him.

    Aug 11th, 2018 - 02:43 pm - Link - Report abuse +3
  • Enrique Massot

    “Companies won’t be punished for what employees may have done...”

    Sure. Millions in bribes were paid but that was done by “employees” and sure enough, without the knowledge of top executives. Come on, Mr. Dietrich!

    If industrious judge Claudio Bonadio had been consistent, he could have a field day as the notebooks name officials from the CFK government but it also most major construction companies that have done business in Argentina for decades, including under the current government.

    However, the brouhaha created by the notebooks affair was not intended to reach friends of the current government--only officials from the previous one. As a result, investigators must walk a fine line and make abstraction of the fact that, for corruption to happen there must be bribe givers as well.

    Unfortunately the true motive behind the notebook affair is but a desperate attempt to push increasingly bad economic news from newspapers' front pages.

    As a government official said: “We can't give them bread, so let's give them circus.”

    Aug 14th, 2018 - 03:18 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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