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Entries in Paulo Roberto Costa (12)

Tuesday
Jun212016

Brazil interim president denies graft allegations in Petrobras scandal

Brazil’s interim president Michele Temer (Image courtesy of TVNBR/Youtube)Brazil's interim president Michele Temer has denied allegations that he received campaign donations tied to the Petrobras corruption scandal.

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Tuesday
Sep292015

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sues Petrobras and PwC for millions in graft damages

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Trust filed a lawsuit in New York Thursday against Brazil’s state-owned oil giant and its auditor, alleging the loss of millions of dollars from the ongoing graft scandal.

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Friday
Aug212015

Petrobras says ‘exclusive report’ of $1.6 billion FCPA settlement is false

Brazil’s Petrobras said Wednesday it isn't negotiating a settlement with U.S. authorities tied to alleged corruption following a report that claimed the state-owned company was in talks to pay a record FCPA fine.

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Monday
Apr132015

Brazil: Will oil company graft crush Dilma?

Hundreds of thousands of Brazilians poured into the streets this weekend to protest against corruption, accusing the ruling Worker's Party of bribery at the state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

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Friday
Mar202015

Swiss AG freezes $400 million in Petrobras bribe probe

Swiss attorney general Michael Lauber. Image courtesy of VolksblattTV/Youtube.The Swiss attorney general issued an order this week to freeze $400 million of assets allegedly tied to a corruption scheme at Brazil’s state-owned oil company Petrobras.

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Tuesday
Feb172015

Rolls Royce accused in Petrobras bribe case

Image courtesy of Rolls RoyceUK-based Rolls Royce has been accused of bribing an employee of Brazil's state-controlled oil company to win a $100 million contract to provide gas turbines for oil platforms.

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Thursday
Feb052015

Report: Petrobras CEO and five executives resign

Petrobras CEO Maria das Graças Foster has reportedly resigned from Brazil's state-owned oil giantPetrobras CEO Maria das Graças Foster has resigned her post along with five other executives, the state owned company said Wednesday in a securities filing.

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Friday
Dec122014

Thirty-six charged in Brazil Petrobras bribery probe

Prosecutors in Brazil charged 36 suspects with corruption for allegedly overbilling state-controlled oil and gas company Petroleo Brasileiro and using the money to bribe politicians.

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Tuesday
Nov182014

Eighteen arrested in Brazil raids on Petrobras

Brazilian police arrested 18 people Friday including a former engineering director as part of a corruption probe into state owned oil giant Petrobras.

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Monday
Sep222014

Ex Petrobras director admits bribe in Texas refinery deal

The jailed former chief of refining at Brazil's state-run oil company has reportedly confessed to taking a bribe of about $636,000 in connection with Petrobras' purchase of a refinery in Texas.

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Monday
Sep082014

Ex Petrobras director implicates dozens of Brazil politicians in growing corruption probe

The former refining chief of Brazil's state oil company Petrobras has alleged that dozens of the country's lawmakers and top officials took bribes and kickbacks from the state-owned oil giant.

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Wednesday
Aug272014

Former Petrobras refining chief investigated for bribery, court considers freeze of CEO assets

Image courtesy of PetrobrasFour months after being arrested by Brazilian police on charges of money laundering, Petrobras’ former refining and fuel chief Paulo Roberto Costa is now being investigated for bribery.

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