Compliance and Investigations Newsletter no. 1 – January 2022

The Compliance and Investigations Newsletter provides information on the main news, trends, cases and legislation related to this segment, in Brazil and abroad. This material is for informational purposes and should not be used for decision making. Specific legal advice can be provided by one of our lawyers.

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The Office of the Attorney General for the Federal Government publishes that BRL 2.51 billion was recovered to the public treasury in 2021

According to the Office of the Attorney General for the Federal Government (“AGU”), the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, a government body connected to the AGU, recovered BRL 2.51 billion to the public treasury in 2021. The report informs that BRL 810 million is related to judicial and extrajudicial proceedings in which the Federal Government is claimant, including administrative improbity lawsuits, while BRL 1.7 billion resulted from leniency agreements entered into together with the Office of the Comptroller-General.

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Paulo Guedes requests the Office of the Comptroller-General to expand information available on the Transparency Portal

The Minister of Economy, Paulo Guedes, requested the Office of the Comptroller-General (“CGU”) to include in the Transparency Portal a mechanism to identify the names of the individuals responsible for nominating and appointing public officials to all ministries, public banks, departments, and independent government agencies. The CGU informed that the request is under review.

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Novonor S.A., previously known as Odebrecht, enters into a leniency agreement with Rio de Janeiro’s authorities regarding illicit acts perpetrated in the state

On January 24, 2022, Novonor S.A., previously known as Odebrecht, entered into a leniency agreement with Rio de Janeiro’s State Office of the Comptroller-General and State Office of the Attorney General in the total amount of BRL 660 million. According to a report by O Estado de São Paulo, the agreement encompasses illicit acts perpetrated by the company in construction works on the PAC of Favelas (a government urbanization program), Metropolitan Arc, Maracanã Stadium concession, Subway Line 4 and repairs to the damage caused by floods of the rivers Muriaé and Pomba, in the state of Rio de Janeiro.

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Transparency International publishes 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index — Brazil currently holds 96th position out of 180

On January 25, 2022, Transparency International, a renowned organization dedicated to the fight against transnational corruption, published the 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index (“CPI”). Compiled based on research and expert assessments, the CPI is commonly used to evaluate the exposure to corruption risks in the 180 countries analyzed.

Compared to 2020, Brazil fell 2 positions, currently occupying the 96th place, tied with Argentina and Indonesia, and immediately behind Vietnam, Tanzania, Suriname and others, in the 87th place with the same average points.

 

CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX


https://www.transparency.org/en/cpi/2021

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