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Financial police called off corruption case against Maersk in 2017 – now it could start again

After two years of investigation into Maersk's role in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal, the Danish financial police suspended its investigation back in 2017. Now, Brazilian police is looking for new evidence in the case.

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The Danish financial police did not find any incriminating evidence on A.P. Møller-Mærsk two years ago during its investigation of the major shipping group's role in Brazil's biggest corruption scandal.

Back in 2015, the Danish State Prosecutor for Serious Economic and International Crime (SØIK), also known as the Fraud Squad, launched an investigation into Maersk. But after two years of investigation, the Fraud Squad ended its probe without finding any evidence that could lead to a criminal case against Maersk.

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