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.
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.
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.