8 ex-Siemens executives and agents charged with bribing to secure $1 billion Argentine deal

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Eight former Siemens senior executives and agents were charged with plotting to pay $100 million in bribes to secure a $1 billion contract to produce national identity cards for Argentine citizens, in a scam involving a “shocking level of deception and corruption,” an assistant U.S. attorney general said Tuesday.