RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Brazilian investigators are pursuing the first criminal probe of current executives at commodities trading firm Trafigura on allegations they approved the bribery of employees at state-controlled oil producer Petrobras, according to three people familiar with the matter.
The investigation has focused on two of the three top Trafigura here directors, Co-head of Oil Trading Jose Larocca and Chief Operating Officer Mike Wainwright. The criminal probe is advancing alongside a civil lawsuit against the same executives and others disclosed this month, the people said.
Brazilian investigators have also shared findings with U.S. prosecutors . . .