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Alcatel Accused of Paying Bribes in Costa Rica : Corruption Case


Alcatel, the French multinational company, reportedly paid politicians right and left while it was negotiating a $149 million cellular phone contract in 2001, and another $109 million fixed telephone line contract in 2002.

The scandal exploded in October 2004 when former Costa Rican power and telecommunications director Jose Antonio Lobo was quoted by the Costa Rican daily La Nacion as saying that he and Rodriguez had received a $2.4 million bribe from Alcatel in 2001. Rodriguez was Costa Rica's president at the time.


The following lists all references contained in our database that are relevant to this briefing
The Miami Herald [10/12/2004] 'OAS scandal's other side _ corporate corruption' by Andres Oppenheimer: http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12642]

Financial Times Information [11/6/2004] 'ALCATEL'S COSTA RICAN KICK-BACKS SCANDAL UNFOLDS (ALCATEL MIS EN CAUSE DANS UN SCANDALE DE CORRUPTION AU COSTA RICA)' : http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12737]

 [] ' TELECOMMUNICATIONS: COSTA RICA TO BAN ALCATEL AND ERICSSON' : http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12742]

 [10/6/2004] 'COSTA RICA'S ICE LOOKS INTO BRIBERY ACCUSATIONS AGAINST ALCATEL AND ERICSSON (L'INSTITUT COSTARICIEN D'ELECTRICITE LANCE UNE ENQUETE CONTRE ALCATEL ET ERICSSON)' : http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12750]

Total Telecom [12/3/2004] 'Alcatel bribery probes raise risks in key markets' : http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12775]

Business News Americas-English [11/11/2004] 'ICE back to drawing board' : http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/news/world/americas/9881334.htm?1c [Source ID = 12861]


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