Shown: Briefcase of U.S. currency.
Credit: Marlena Telvick

Black Money

April 7, 2009 / 56m

Season 2009: Episode 11

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FRONTLINE investigative correspondent Lowell Bergman examines the shadowy world of international bribery. The story reveals how multi-national 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 U.S. Department of Justice and allies abroad. At the center of this is a controversial, ongoing investigation into the British-based multi-national BAE Systems and allegations about billion-dollar bribes. [Explore more stories on the original website for Black Money.]