A former top Manager of Petrobras sentenced to 12 years


Moscow. 2 February. The former head of the international unit of the Brazilian oil Corporation Petrobras Jorge Zelada sentenced to 12 years in prison on charges of money laundering and corruption. Have been given prison terms and other company executives, are accused of taking bribes from contractors, Petrobras, reports the BBC.

The investigation revealed that Zelda transferred significant amounts of money in offshore Chinese banks.

The scandal began in the spring of 2014 when he was detained former Petrobras Director of supply Paulo Roberto Costa. Since that time, the authorities arrested more than 100 people, among them politicians and businessmen.

As reported by the Brazilian media, high-ranking officials received “kickbacks” in the amount of 3% of each transaction Petrobras. According to some reports, overall management of the company has received at least $3.8 billion, which then were partly distributed among the members of the government, parliamentarians and party bosses, providing political cover criminal schemes.

The current President Dilma Rousseff from 2003 to 2010 he was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the oil giant. However, she claims she knew nothing about the criminal scheme. Charges against Rousseff has not been nominated.