Category: Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4)

Switzerland Freezes $400 Million Amid Petrobras Laundering Probe

(Bloomberg) — Switzerland has frozen $400 million of assets in more than 30 banks as the country’s attorney general probes money laundering related to Petroleo Brasileiro SA’s widening corruption scandal. Nine investigations have been opened since last April based on allegations of corruption involving eight Brazilian citizens, the Bern-based Federal...

Wild Parties, Secret Cash Drops, Offshore Accounts: Meet Brazil’s Black-Market Central Banker

He was known to authorities as Brazil’s black-market central banker, a career criminal who smuggled cash for the rich and powerful by private jet and armored car. Now Alberto Youssef — a rum-runner turned money-launderer turned reputed billionaire — has emerged as a principal player in the biggest corruption scandal...