Charlie, the cat with a mission, is in Curitiba this week, advising a certain judge’s task force that is investigating:
Bribery Schemes: money or promises given to buy influence
Contract Rigging: a form of fraud in which competitors collude to secure a contract or when a contract is pre-promised to one party although it is made to appear that the bidding was legal
Trumped-up bidding processes: a form of fraud when competitors collude to artificially increase prices for potential customers
Fixing Budgets with fuzzy numbers: imprecise numbers used to hide real numbers or facts
Ghost Corporations: a corporation set up for the purpose of fraud
Kickbacks for contracts schemes: clandestine payments in return for a favor, usually a percentage of a contract
Money Laundering: a process that creates the appearance that large amounts of money obtained from a criminal source have originated from a legitimate source
Violation of fiscal laws: accounting or budget fraud or illegalities
Vote Buying: any reward given to a person or group for voting in a particular way
Charlie is helping to prove to the good citizens of Brazil that the justice system is not rigged to favor the elite.
He wonders if any of you have anything to add to the above list or any questions about the vocabulary.
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