Arab Today, arab today expetrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in brazil
Last Updated : GMT 13:22:57
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Ex-Petrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in Brazil

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Ex-Petrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in Brazil

Jorge Zelada
Brasília - AFP

The former director of the international division at Brazil's scandal-plagued state oil company, Petrobras, was sentenced Monday to 12 years and two months in prison for corruption and money laundering.

Jorge Zelada was convicted of taking bribes in a massive pay-to-play scheme that has upended Brazilian politics and cost the country's largest company more than $2 billion.

Judge Sergio Moro found Zelada and accomplices took nearly $31 million in bribes to grant a $1.8-billion drillship rental contract to US oil rig company Vantage Drilling Corporation.

"The contract was illicitly steered toward Vantage Drilling Corporation in return for the payment (of the bribe)," the judge said in his ruling.

Brazil has seized nearly $12 million from bank accounts in Monaco held by companies linked to Zelada, who headed Petrobras's international division from 2008 to 2012.

Investigators say he also stashed money in Swiss accounts.

Prosecutors say Petrobras, long a pillar of the world's seventh largest economy, was at the center of a sprawling embezzlement, bribes and kickbacks scheme in collusion with construction companies and political parties, including the ruling Workers' Party.

The chief executives of construction giants Odebrecht and Andrade Gutierrez are among other high-ranking business figures already snared, along with a former Workers' Party treasurer.

Dozens of politicians are under investigation, including lawmakers, governors and cabinet ministers.

The sweeping corruption probe, called Operation Carwash, has uncovered a network of at least 16 companies that "bought" lucrative Petrobras contracts with bribes of between one and three percent of the total value, prosecutors say.

The scandal and the slide in oil prices have been catastrophic for Petrobras, which was downgraded to junk status by ratings agency Moody's in December and has slashed its planned investments and production targets for 2016.

 

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today expetrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in brazil Arab Today, arab today expetrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in brazil

 



Arab Today, arab today

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today expetrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in brazil Arab Today, arab today expetrobras exec gets 12 years for graft in brazil

 



Arab Today, arab today France defies terrorism through tourism

GMT 15:18 2017 Saturday ,20 May

France defies terrorism through tourism
Arab Today, arab today Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque

GMT 12:13 2017 Thursday ,11 May

Zainab Fadel Oglu designs “Shakerin” mosque
Arab Today, arab today Seeks to move past rift with Israel

GMT 08:00 2017 Monday ,08 May

Seeks to move past rift with Israel
View News in Arabic - Business: اقتصاد دولي
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat

GMT 16:29 2017 Monday ,08 May

Mozambique's gas boom dream under threat
Arab Today, arab today Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful

GMT 13:38 2017 Monday ,06 March

Prepares to give stargazers an eyeful
Arab Today, arab today Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line

GMT 14:36 2017 Monday ,08 May

Jaguar displays XF Sportbrake line
Arab Today, arab today BMW sees forecasts in reach

GMT 09:04 2017 Thursday ,04 May

BMW sees forecasts in reach
Arab Today, arab today Climate science: Bad news gets worse

GMT 08:48 2017 Saturday ,06 May

Climate science: Bad news gets worse
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday