September 10, 2018 / 1:47 AM / 3 months ago

Mexican tax authority takes steps to charge Odebrecht for fines

The corporate logo of Odebrecht is seen inside of one of its offices in Mexico City, Mexico May 4, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Jasso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican tax authority SAT has begun taking steps to charge Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht for fines levied on the company earlier this year, Mexican newspaper Milenio reported on Sunday.

In April, the Mexican government said it had fined Odebrecht around $60 million (46 million pounds), in addition to barring government agencies from doing business with the company, which is entangled in one of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandals.

A spokeswoman for Odebrecht did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A spokesman for the SAT declined to comment on a specific case.

Reporting by Stefanie Eschenbacher and Julia Love; Editing by Will Dunham

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