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Brazilian oil giant faces lawsuit of USD 98 billion

Scandal-stricken Petrobras can look forward to quite a trial in February.

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On Friday, a US judge told leaders from the state-controlled Brazilian oil company Petrobras that they should prepare themselves for a lawsuit of USD 98 billion.

The explanation behind the giant lawsuit is that employees from Petrobras have presumably been involved in a major money-laundering and corruption case, which has received the name "Operation Carwash".

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