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Media: Suspicious Petrobras contracts cling to former Maersk exec

Brazil's prosecution authority is investigating why a number of suspicious contracts with domestic oil firm Petrobras followed a former top exec around the Maersk organization, reports newspaper Berlingske Business.

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A number of suspicious contracts with Brazilian oil company Petrobras – which the country's police say Maersk bribed its way to – followed a former top executive around the Maersk organization, writes Danish newspaper Berlingske Business.

The newspaper has gained possession of a large number of contracts that show how Maersk over several years entered million-dollar contracts with agent Wanderley Gandra. The documents reveal that the contracts with Gandra were transferred to Maersk Supply Service when the Danish executive switched in 2008 from being country manager for all of Maersk in Brazil to a position with responsibility for the business division Maersk Supply Service.

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