SQM to pay $30m fine to US authorities over political payments
Published: Monday, 16 January 2017
Chilean lithium producer to settle investigation, paying penalty and accepting filing of deferred charges.
Sociedad de Quimica y Minera SA (SQM), a major producer of
lithium, iodine and potash, will pay fines amounting to over
$30m as it bids to settle a long running investigation by the
US authorities into a political payments scandal.
The US Department of Justice (DoJ) and Securities and