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Glencore, Trafigura, Vitol bribed Petrobras staff: Brazil prosecutors

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By Pedro Fonseca and Marcelo RochabrunRIO DE JANEIRO/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Trading giants Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore paid over $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil prosecutors said on Wednesday, in a graft scheme they believe is ongoing.Top executives of the international companies had "total and unequivocal" knowledge of the graft scheme, which began in 2009, investigators said at a news conference in Brazil, adding that the details being made public were just the "tip of the iceberg." Petrobras employees offered the trading ...

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First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 21:21 IST
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