Category: Federal Prosecution Service of Brazil (MPF)

Swiss attorney general’s office points Brazil to Marcelo Odebrecht’s brother-in-law

The Public Prosecutor’s Office of Brazil announced several raids and arrests on August 21 as part of the 63rd phase of corruption probe Lavo Jato. Among its targets was Mauricio Ferro, former legal director of Braksem oil company and brother-in-law of Marcelo Odebrecht, the man at the centre of one of the biggest corporate corruption …

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Walter Faria snared by his Swiss accounts

Brazil’s Lavo Jato (Operation Car Wash) investigation has claimed another success with the arrest of Walter Faria, CEO of the country’s second largest brewing company, Petropolis Group. Faria is accused of laundering more than 80 million francs for the Odebrecht account between 2006 and 2014 as part of a vast system of corruption orchestrated by the specially created “department of structural …

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Swiss attorney general closes case linked to SBM Offshore bribes

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland is preparing to close a criminal investigation for money laundering and corruption connected to the Lava Jato scandal in Brazil. The proceedings, opened against unknown persons in May 2014, involved, amongst others, Pedro José Barusco Filho, former director of engineering at Petrobras, and bribes paid by the Dutch oil services group SMB Offshore. The …

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