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Brazil police raid BRF and JBS meat plants in bribery probe

Mar 17 2017

SAO PAULO/CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports.

Brazil's Lula charged as 'top boss' of Petrobras graft scheme

Sep 14 2016

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian prosecutors charged ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday with being the "boss" of a vast corruption scheme at state oil company Petrobras, in a major blow to the leftist hero's hopes of a political comeback.

Brazilian police arrest two as corruption probe turns to major builder

Aug 02 2016

BRASILIA/CURITIBA, Brazil Brazil's federal police said they had arrested two people and raided properties on Tuesday over alleged corruption at building firm Queiroz Galvao, widening a sweeping investigation focused on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Brazil police launch probe into Panama's FPB Bank

Jul 07 2016

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian police seized documents and questioned suspects on Thursday to investigate Panama's FPB Bank which allegedly worked with the "Panama Papers" law firm to spirit money out of Brazil connected to corruption at state-run companies.

Brazil prosecutors say bribes paid in Petrobras Texas refinery deal

Nov 16 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian police and prosecutors investigating corruption at Petroleo Brasileiro SA said on Monday they have evidence that bribes were paid as part of the state-run oil company's $1.2 billion purchase of Pasadena Refining Systems Inc in 2006.

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal

Aug 03 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal

Aug 03 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police arrest Lula minister in bribery scandal

Aug 03 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian federal police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Two Brazilian executives arrested as Petrobras probe hits utility

Jul 28 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested two executives involved in building a nuclear power plant for Eletrobras, pulling the state-run utility into a corruption scandal that has engulfed government-owned oil company Petrobras.

Brazil prosecutors present charges against Odebrecht CEO

Jul 24 2015

CURITIBA, Brazil Brazilian prosecutors, declaring war on what they called a culture of impunity, presented charges on Friday against the CEO of Latin America's largest engineering firm as part of a landmark investigation of a kickback and bribery scandal.

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