Corruption trial over Panama Canal opens (84 words)

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In the largest financial corruption scandal of the century, the French public discovered in November that the government have been accepting bribes to cover up the dire financial situation of the Panama Canal Company. Now the trial of Ferdinand de Lesseps and his associates for corruption opens in Paris. They are sentenced to time in prison, but in June these are overruled by the cour de cassation on the grounds that the crimes which this punishes had been committed more than three years previously.

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Editors. "Corruption trial over Panama Canal opens". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/stopics.php?rec=true&UID=19090, accessed 18 October 2017.]

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