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Former J. Lauritzen executive charged in Petrobras scandal

In the most recent chapter of the the monumental corruption scandal, a former executive of the Danish carrier J. Lauritzen, is being charged by Brazilian authorities for years of bribery.

The corruption case surrounding Brazil's national oil company, Petrobras, continues to have ripple effects around the world. In the middle of December, the Brazilian prosecutor presented an indictment with 13 new names, and among them is a Danish man, formerly a head of the defunct carrier Progress, and since 2004 employed by J. Lauritzen, where he held an executive position until 2010, and then acted as a consultant until 2012.

The bribery presumably took place in the period 1999-2007, according to media sources including Danish newspaper Børsen.

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