Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Chiquita Banana Admits Terrorist Payoffs

Chiquita has admitted paying off Columbian terrorist groups and will pay a $25 million fine.

From the Associated Press:
Banana company Chiquita Brands International said Wednesday it has agreed to a $25 million fine after admitting it paid a Colombian terrorist group for protection in a volatile farming region.

The settlement resolves a lengthy Justice Department investigation into the company’s financial dealings with terrorist organizations in Colombia.
Excellent, when can we charge the Italians, Fwench, and Germans?