PBS FRONTLINE/The New York Times: ‘Black Money’

PBS FRONTLINE/World. Producer Oriana Zill de Grenados. Correspondent Lowell Bergman. UK researcher Nizar Manek | 7 April 2009

55-minute documentary report

PBS FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the shadowy world of international bribery. The story reveals how multinational companies create slush funds, set up front companies and make secret payments, all to get billions in business. But these practices are facing a new international crackdown, led by prosecutors at the US Department of Justice and their allies abroad. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multinational BAE Systems and allegations about billion dollar bribes. Covering a practice estimated at $1 trillion worldwide, the team will report on some of the largest bribery investigations in corporate history.