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A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to India.
A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to India.

A joint US-Brazil investigation into Embraer, a Brazilian aircraft manufacturer, has uncovered a bribery case leading to India.

Embraer, that is known to have sold executive jets to the Indian Air Force, is being investigated on a 2008 contract with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for thge manufacture of new aircrafts.

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The $210-million contract is being probed after investigations led authorities to believe that Embraer hired a

Authorities in the US and Brazil are probing charges that the company hired an intermediary to get the deal. However, this is prohibited under the Indian military procurement laws.

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According to Folha de SaoPaulo reports, the company’s sales in Saudi Arabia are aldo being dragged into the investigation.

Thus far, a Dominican Republic defence minister has been arrested in the investigation that began in US Dominican Republic under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in 2010.