lava Jato: Former director of Petrobras is accused of receiving bribe

according to prosecutors, Jorge Zelada also concealed money abroad
10/08/2015 16h08 - Updated 10/08/2015 16h08
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The Paraná Federal Court accepted on Monday a complaint against the former director of international operations for Petrobras Jorge Zelada, for alleged bribe-taking in the hiring company for drillship charter for state.

According to the Federal Public Ministry, internal audits carried out by Petrobras pointed out irregularities in the contract.

Prosecutors also claim that, in cooperation with Monaco principality authorities, it was discovered that Zelada concealed money abroad.

“There is, Summary of cognition, significant documentary evidence of materiality and authorship of crimes, it is not possible to say that the complaint is sustained only in the declaration of employees criminals”, He wrote the judge Sergio live in order.

Lava Jato investigates a billionaire scheme of corruption at Petrobras in which contractors have formed a cartel for company works contracts with overpricing.

In exchange, They paid bribes to state officials, and political parties.


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