20 Jun 2011

Chilean Prosecutors Open up Bribery Case Involving Former Argentine Minister

Chilean prosecutors have opened up a bribery case against a former Argentine minister, Ricardo Jaime (pictured here), involving Chile’s national airline LAN. The former minister was allegedly paid a bribe dating back to 2006 and 2007 in order to help with the setting up of operations in Argentina. Chile’s current President, Sebastián Piñera, was a majority share holder of LAN at the time.

Mr. Jaime was paid the sum of $1.5 million in consulting fees in the area of transport, raising suspicion from a Buenos Aires daily newspaper.

For the in-depth story from NAM news network, please click here.

The photo of Mr. Jaime comes from another article from Informajunin.com, which is accompanied by an article in Spanish.