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Court verifies Fisheries Act voting due to alleged bribery and corruption

CHILE
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 23:40 (GMT + 9)

Fiscalía Oriente Court Prosecution will ex-officio request Parliament to provide the voting records related to the processing of the Fisheries Act, corresponding to the meetings held between 2010 and 2013. The purpose of this request is to determine whether there were irregular contributions to politicians made by the firm Corpesca as well as bribery and corruption cases. In addition, prosecutors Carlos Gajardo and José Antonio Villalobos have already requested audio recordings of the meetings of the Fisheries committees of Congress. Some of the investigated lawmakers are former deputy Marta Isasi and current senator Jaime Orpis, whose former collaborators and counselors were summoned to testify. A few days ago, Corpesca former manager Francisco Mujica admitted that bills had been issued for not rendered services. He said the former deputy Carlos Recondo m... FULL STORY

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PEI minister requests to extend lobster seasons
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FAO confirms support for aquaculture-fisheries act review
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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) confirmed that it will support Chile for the review of the General Act on Fisheries and Aqu... FULL STORY
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