Brazil’s Lava Jato’s 51st Phase Focuses on Petrobras, MDB Party

According to prosecutors more than US$56.5 million (equivalent to R$200 million today) were given out in bribes from 2010 to 2012 for contracts worth US$825 million.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in the state of Paraná (MPF-PR), launched today the 51st phase of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash Operation), focusing on corruption and money laundering crimes involving Petrobras’ International Area and a link with President Temer’s MDB party.

“These unwarranted benefits relate to the fraudulent procurement of more than US$825 million, signed in 2010 by Petrobras with the construction company Norberto Odebrecht,” stated the MPF in a note released to reporters Tuesday morning.

According to prosecutors more than US$56.5 . . .

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