PF seizes R$4 million in Petrobras operation

Last Wednesday (7), the Federal Police (PF) seized almost R $ 4 million, in kind, in operation of the 76th phase of Lava Jato, or Operation Without Limits III, which investigates crimes of corruption, criminal organization and money laundering in the commercial area of Petrobras. The amount, corresponding to just over R$ 1.6 million, US$ 414, 3 thousand (about R$ 2.33 million) and 1,990 euros (about R$ 13,163), was seized at two locations belonging to one of the targets of the operation, and the four warrants were executed in Rio de Janeiro. Computers, tablets and mobile phones were also seized.

According to the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF), there is evidence that the investigated, former employees of the state, promoted rotation in the closing of operations with companies in the sector and that they also paid undue advantages.

In a statement, Petrobras said it "cooperates with investigations since 2014, and acts as co-author of the Federal prosecutor's office and the Federal Government in 21 ongoing administrative misconduct actions, in addition to being an assistant prosecutor in 71 criminal actions related to illegal acts investigated by Operation Lava Jato."


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