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Former TOR boss and ex-Goldman banker Asante Berko arrested over alleged Ghana bribery scheme

Former Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker Asante Berko was arrested on charges that he orchestrated bribes to Ghanaian officials while employed at the investment bank.

A six-count August 2020 indictment unsealed last week in federal court in Brooklyn, New York, accuses Berko of conspiring with at least two Ghanaian officials and four others in a bribery scheme that benefited Goldman, himself and a Turkish energy company that sought to build a power plant in Ghana.

The unsealing was timed with Berko’s arrest last week at London’s Heathrow Airport, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Source: Ghana News

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