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The bribing Brazilians

The large Brazilian construction company Odebrecht bribed politicians around the world for years in order to win government contracts. It's one of history's largest corruption scandals - and it's going to cost the company a lot of money. On Wednesday, Oderbrecht pleaded guilty and received a financial penalty of $3.5 million.

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The Brazilian company even had its own bribery department. It used dummy corporations and offshore accounts to pay almost a billion dollars in bribes to goverment offices around the world.