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Exclusive: FBI investigating top Vitol executives in Americas - sources

Reuters  |  RIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON 

By Brad Brooks and Gary McWilliamsRIO DE JANEIRO/HOUSTON (Reuters) - The FBI is investigating energy trading firm Vitol's top two executives in the Americas in connection with a Brazil bribery case, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said, deepening the U.S. role in a probe of foreign oil firms' dealings with state-controlled Petrobras. The FBI's targeting of the Vitol executives is the second recent sign that U.S. authorities are stepping up their involvement in the trading fraud case, the latest twist in Brazil's sweeping "Car Wash" corruption probe. That significantly ...

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First Published: Thu, February 14 2019. 03:13 IST
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