Petrobras Executive Refuses to Testify Before Congress: Daily

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, sat for almost three hours in front of a Congressional Committee created to investigate corruption allegations within the state-controlled petroleum giant and said nothing.

“I have nothing to declare,” said Costa over eighteen times to Senators and Chamber Representatives who asked him questions about the illegal kickback accusations he made against approximately thirty politicians, congressmen, governors and state ministers.

The legislators even proposed to close the session, making it a secret what ever the former executive had to say, but that did not . . .

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