Thursday, January 06, 2005

Monsanto Bribe

" The Monsanto company was charged in the District of Columbia with violating the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with an "illegal payment" of $US50,000 to a senior Indonesian Ministry of Environment official. The bribe made by a Monsanto employee was aimed at facilitating the cultivation of genetically modified crops and falsely certified as "consultant fees" in the company's books and records, US Assistant Attorney-General Christopher Wray said." from . This was reported over 8 hours ago in many papers. Still nothing at CNN or most U.S. news sources.

I am posting this in hopes it won't be buried by morning, and let more corporate corruption go unnoticed.