Tyson To Pay $5.2M To Settle Mexico Bribery Claims

Law360, New York (February 10, 2011, 4:20 PM EST) -- Tyson Foods Inc. will pay $5.2 million to settle criminal and civil suits filed Thursday alleging the meat producer violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes to government-employed inspection veterinarians in Mexico.

Tyson announced the settlement on the same day the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice filed a pair of complaints in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that the company's subsidiary Tyson de Mexico had paid more than $100,000 to the veterinarians responsible...
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