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Media: Sevan might have sent USD 40m to tax haven

According to Norwegian media, broker Global Offshore Services is under investigation for possible bribery after brokering contracts between Brazilian oil company Petrobas and Norwegian carrier Sevan Marine.

The case of suspicious Petrobas contracts with the Norwegian Sevan Marine has now taken a new turn.

According to Norwegian media Dagens Næringsliv, sources suggest Brazilian agent Raul Schmidt Junior from Global Offshore Services brokered the contracts between Petrobas and Sevan and transferred up to USD 40 million from the deal to its company based on the British Virgin Islands, a known tax haven.

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