Category: PKB Privabank AG

Switzerland closes the investigation against Paulo Roberto Costa and confiscates one million Swiss francs

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (AOG) has put an end to the proceedings initiated six years ago against Paulo Roberto Costa, former head of supplies for the Brazilian oil company Petrobras. His arrest, in March 2014, was the trigger for the biggest financial scandal in Brazilian history. The Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office has …

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Three years after the scandal, a Swiss bank was still processing PDVSA bribes

An official from Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA allegedly received bribes through a Swiss bank up to 2018, more than three years after the first American indictments in the corruption scandal. The accounts in question, linked to businessman José Manuel González Testino, are the subject of two legal assistance requests from the United States. The Federal Supreme Court has just …

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Former PKB banker allegedly received commissions from Odebrecht

Before being dismissed in September 2015, H.D. worked for more than ten years for Ticino-based PKB Privatbank. A Swiss-Brazilian dual citizen, he held the position of deputy director and looked after the bank’s Latin-American clientele. He opened and managed the accounts of one the bank’s most infamous clients: the Brazilian multinational Odebrecht. For years, the construction giant …

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