Ex-Vitol Trader Denies Knowing Of Bribes, As Trial Nears End

By Stewart Bishop (February 22, 2024, 10:20 PM EST) -- Counsel for a former Vitol Group executive told a New York federal jury in closing arguments Thursday that his client wasn't aware of bribes being paid to officials in Ecuador and Mexico in order to obtain $500 million in state contracts, while a prosecutor insisted that the former oil trader was the linchpin to the corruption scheme....

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