PHOTO CREDIT: A Glencore unit has been fined €500,000 for bribery of Karel Brus. EPA

A Belgian court has convicted Glencore Grain Rotterdam, part of the world’s largest diversified commodities trader, of bribing former European Union agriculture department official Karel Brus by paying his large cell phone bills and sending him to the south of France for holiday.

Glencore was accused of paying around €20,000 of phone bills for Brus. “The mobile telephone was at t...

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