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US banana company Chiquita Brands International has said it will plead guilty to a count of doing business with a paramilitary group in Colombia.
The firm has agreed to pay a court settlement of $25m (£13m) to resolve an inquiry by the US justice department.
Prosecutors said Chiquita paid about $1.7m between 1997 and 2004 to the United Self Defence Forces of Colombia (AUC) in return for "protection".
Chiquita says it was only motivated by the desire to safeguard its employees.
The AUC, which is listed by the US and EU as a terrorist organisation, has carried out massacres and assassinations, although it is now engaged in a peace process.
Prosecutors say Chiquita also made payments to Colombia's main left-wing rebel group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc).
The company's former Colombian subsidiary operated in areas where there was a strong presence of both armed groups.