TCU determines Dilma goods blocking acquisition of Pasadena refinery

They were also blocked the assets of former minister Antonio Palocci and former Petrobras CEO Jose Sergio Gabrielli, who were members of the Board of Directors.
11/10/2017 15h03 - Updated 12/10/2017 14h20
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The Union's Court of Auditors (TCU) determined today (11) the former president goods lock Dilma Rousseff because of damage caused in the purchase of the Pasadena refinery, no Texas, Petrobras. They were also blocked the assets of former minister Antonio Palocci and former Petrobras CEO Jose Sergio Gabrielli, who were members of the Board of Directors of the state at the time of negotiation.

The goods will be blocked for a year. According to the TCU, the measure should reach the goods necessary to ensure full compensation of the calculation in debt, except for the financial assets necessary for their livelihoods, including health treatments, and relatives dependent on them. Dima, Palocci and Gabrielli can still appeal the decision.

According to the TCU, the loss of purchasing Pasadena reached $ 580,4 millions. The rapporteur of the case, Minister Vital do Rego, It points out that there was an error in the decisions taken by the Petrobras board of directors of the purchase of the refinery.

"At first glance all these circumstances could indicate a possible impairment or even managerial decisions based on relevant scenarios, but that did not occur. However, the deepening of the findings and all documentation here carreada indicate poor purposeful management in order to cover deviations ", He argued the minister.

In August, TCU had condemned Gabrielli and former director of Petrobras' International Area Nestor Cerveró to pay $ 79,89 million together, additional $ 10 million each in fines, besides being disqualified to exercise public office for eight years.

In 2006, Petrobras bought 50% the Pasadena refinery for $ 360 millions. Because of its clauses, the state was forced to buy the whole unit, which resulted in a total expense of $ 1,18 billion. The purchase was approved unanimously by the Board of Directors of Petrobras.

The advice of former President Dilma also did not comment on the decision of the TCU.

Sabrina Craide – Agency Brazil


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