Swiss File Their 1st Charges in Petrobras-Odebrecht Scandal

BERLIN – Swiss prosecutors have filed their first indictment in investigations associated to Brazilian development firm Odebrecht and state-run oil big Petrobras, charging a suspect with complicity in the bribery of overseas public officers and with cash laundering.

The Swiss lawyer normal’s workplace did not determine the monetary middleman concerned in an announcement Tuesday, saying solely that he’s a Swiss-Brazilian twin citizen. It mentioned that proceedings towards him had been opened in October 2015, and that it cooperated with Brazilian and Portuguese prosecutors.

Swiss authorities have been conducting investigations since April 2014 associated to the sprawling corruption scandal involving Odebrecht and Petrobras.

The lawyer normal’s workplace to this point has seized belongings in Switzerland price over 620 million francs ($629 million), and greater than 390 million francs already has been returned to Brazilian authorities.

The indictment was filed with Switzerland’s Federal Prison Courtroom. It wasn’t instantly clear when it could think about the matter.


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