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Petrobras corruption: plea bargains with the return of 165m dollars with five accused

Wednesday, November 19th 2014 - 06:57 UTC
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Five people accused in a corruption scandal at Brazil's state oil giant Petrobras have agreed to return 165 million dollars to the public purse in plea bargains with prosecutors, a newspaper reported Tuesday. Read full article

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  • ChrisR

    DumbAss Dilma: they are coming to get you!

    Of course you knew about the graft going on with Petrobras and you crooked 'colleagues and politicians'. How much has 'Lulu' got squirreled away from his time at the top?

    Let's be honest here though. Does anyone think any politician with clout will be going to jail?

    Ha, ha, ha, ha.

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 09:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    Corruption in SA surely not!!

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 12:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • welshyakusa

    I always wondered how Lula's son had his own private black jet?????
    At least the fuel was cheap kkkk

    Did i really wonder ???? “NOT”

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 02:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 ChrisR
    According to Forbes Magazine, Lula stole US$ 2 billion, and Lulinha, his 'genius' son, who only 7 years ago used to clean the crap out of the monkey's cage at the local zoo, has a fortune of US$ 450 million..
    If these executives, turned whistleblowers in return fot lighter sentences, are willing to return US$ 165 million, it's because they stole ten times as much...And Dilma will pretend she believes them...as long as she's not dragged into the shite with them...

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 02:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • welshyakusa

    Of course give back 10% get a slap on he wrist........But please don't i knew

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 03:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Anglo turnip (4) says...:
    “According to Forbes Magazine, Lula stole US$ 2 billion, and Lulinha, his 'genius' son, who only 7 years ago used to clean the crap out of the monkey's cage at the local zoo, has a fortune of US$ 450 million”

    O'RLY...???
    What does Forbes Magazine “really” say...???:
    ”...... although there are some billionaires who are politicians, LULA is NOT one of them. Otherwise, he would, obviously, be present in FORBES annual list. A few examples of politicians who are billionaires: Sebastian Piñera, Chile’s president is worth $2.5 billion, and Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York City is worth $27 billion.
    After stepping down as Brazil’s president, Lula received about $100,000 for a 50 minutes speech to LG in 2011. He has also given speeches to Microsoft, Tetra Pak and  has been paid by Brazil’s top construction companies, such as Odebrecht, to travel to six nations in Africa and give speeches to local executives. However, there is NO evidence suggesting that LULA is close to becoming a billionaire.

    LULA’s son, Fabio Luis Lula da Silva, has not (yet) become a billionaire either. Recently, LULA has publicly denied rumours that Lulinha owns a $50 million jet and is one of the owners of JBS,  the world’s largest  beef producer by sale, with market cap of over $10 billion...
    In 2004, a year after Lula’s first election, Lulinha launched Gamecorp, a company that produced content for TV and internet. In 2005, Gamecorp received over  $2.3 million from Telemar, today known as Oi . Even though Lula himself stated that his son was the “Ronaldinho of the business world,” Gamecorp has not been doing very well and its losses have added up to over $4 million. There has been a lot of rumours about the wealth of LULA’s family but NOTHING based on any REAL facts.”
    http://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2013/08/23/is-lula-brazils-former-president-a-billionaire/

    I always wonder why Anglo Turnips have the urge of lying about so easily verifiable facts...

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 06:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ Think

    Jack Bosta is either a shameless liar or a criminal who should be prosecuted for breaking the tax and financial secrecy of Mr. Lula and his son.

    Maybe I engage a lawyer to break the anonymity of his IP and bring he to justice.

    Let's see if he can prove it!

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 08:03 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    (7) Brasileiro...
    Relax..., Jack Bauer is just an Anglo Turnip...
    An Anglo Turnip........................ in the “Naughty List”
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=tp19qiash2U

    ;-)))

    Nov 19th, 2014 - 08:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @6 Chubut Turnip
    According to your “What does Forbes Magazine “really” say...???: although there are some billionaires who are politicians, LULA is NOT one of them. Otherwise, he would, obviously, be present in FORBES annual list.“
    Obviously ??? not necessarily…. Forbes magazine ALSO says :” In Brazil, there is a general consensus that corruption is widespread and that there is big money involved in politics. In fact, one of the main reasons why so many Brazilians have taken to the streets recently was to protest against the prevalent corruption. Giuliano Mazzantini, commented the post where I describe fun facts about the 46 Brazilian billionaires, “I’m sure that the list will increase if FORBES investigates some of the Brazilians politicians’ bank accounts. But it will take a bit of work, because the accounts are mostly in tax havens.”

    By the look of it your research is pretty limited…Just to get an idea of how Lula’s crooked mind works, when he arrived at the ”Palacio do Planalto” in 2003, he arrived with all his stuff....4 or 5 suitcases of personal belongings. When he left 8 years later, it took 11 x 40 foot removal vans to cart off his loot…he stole furniture, art, cleaned out the whole wine-cellar (well stocked with the most expensive wines - paid by the taxpayer), 'government' gifts received from foreign dignitaries, all which should have stayed at the Official Presidential Residence.
    Besides the very high probability that Lula’s fortune is in fact in some offshore tax haven , two years ago, a group of lower ranking IRS officials made a move to investigate Lula…and his son…their attempt was cut short when Lula complained to Dilma and she instructed them to back off…simple as that…it was all over the news at the time. A few well known journalists, over the past 6 or 7 years, have had the balls to speak out, but paid a heavy price for their frankness - they were “removed”…a few names ? Arnaldo Jabor, Ricardo Boechat, Joelmir Betting, B

    Nov 21st, 2014 - 04:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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