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US Justice Dept opens probe into Petrobras bribery case in Brazil

It was the first confirmation that U.S. investigators have joined a new phase of Brazil's "Car Wash" corruption probe

Reuters 

Petrobras

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating a former U.S.-based oil trader for Brazil's already charged in his home country with taking part in a scheme involving commodity companies Vitol SA, Glencore PLC and Trafigura AG, according to people familiar with the matter.

It was the first confirmation that U.S. investigators have joined a new phase of Brazil's "Car Wash" probe, which has toppled presidents in two countries and sent more than 130 politicians and businessmen to jail across Latin America.

 

First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 01:57 IST
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