Investigating alleged kickbacks in the chocolate trading markets in South America

Container Ship Sailling

CRA’s Forensic Services Practice was retained by Dechert LLP to investigate allegations that a lead trader of chocolate in South America was receiving kickbacks, via shell companies he had established in Central America, from a major supplier. The CRA team triangulated detailed tax return data with actionable business intelligence gleaned from Central American public records due diligence and on-the-ground investigative services to reveal an extensive network of shell companies and other misconduct. 

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