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Former Maersk executive charged in alleged bribery case in Brazil

A former executive of Maersk has been charged in a case in which Brazilian police believe the executive bribed his way to contracts with oil company Petrobras, writes Reuters.

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A former top executive in Maersk has been charged in a case in which he is suspected of having paid bribes to Brazilian oil company Petrobras to secure contracts, writes Reuters.

The Brazilian prosecution issued a statement Friday in which it accuses the former Maersk executive of having participated in a scheme that bribed a senior director of Petrobras through a shipbroker. According to the Brazilian police, the case cost Petrobras a loss of at least USD 31.7 million.

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