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Petrobras corruption scheme could reach 28bn dollars according to police

Saturday, January 17th 2015 - 07:49 UTC
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The corruption scheme in Brazil's leading corporation Petrobras could exceed 28 billion dollars, making it the largest corruption scandal that the country has ever seen. The development was reported through an interview by Reuters of Brazilian police officer, Erika Marena, investigating the corruption probe. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “The police believe that it would require cooperation from companies abroad. They also indicated that focus from the companies’ executives would now shift to the local politicians in February.”

    Oh dear, what can the matter be?

    Just change the final line to 'They all have their noses in the trough”.

    Brazil a First World Country: ha, ha, ha.

    I look forward to the US investigations! Then it will be really funny.

    U$D 30Bn here, U$D 29Bn there, soon you are talking serious money!

    HA, HA, HA, HA.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 12:12 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    That's more than the value of the company!!

    Corruption kills countries.

    Brazil will never amount to more than a bunch of monkeys trying to steal your drinks on the beach.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 01:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    A police talking about a possible crime still under investigation ...
    In a Yankee media ...
    This is very suspicious ...

    The true interests behind it all are here!

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Now we have out states passing the BRICS in GDP:

    My apologies brasshole. I know your reading of “big boy” words is problematic for you, hence you excessive youtube. I really tried finding articles written in crayon and could not find any real stories on youtube. Best I could do is get you some actual news.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 02:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Brazil produces technology to meet their needs.

    And of America!

    All NoAm espionage is overcome. Everything is patented!

    And our probes will soon be patented too. And I'll show you the rest on Youtube!

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 03:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    What technology id that then “A bicycle” already invented.What you need is a decent translation service , that would be a first.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    You is for idiots...such as yourself. What petri dish were made in brasshole?

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:27 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro


    Jan 17th, 2015 - 04:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Brasshole, you've been robbed by Petrobras and a Brazilian corrupt government. You are so friggin stupid. And you defend this debacle, you are mentally inept.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 08:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @7 Captain,
    The crap just flows out of brASSHOLE's mouth.....he can't help it. No real education, unable to interpret what he reads, and with the shit hitting the fan big-time with regards to Petrobras - which he calls a 'possible' crime - he still believes that Lula & Dilma are innocent.....he's full of crap, but at times it IS hilarious....let's not discourage him. Can't wait to learn the names of the 40 plus politicians (mostly of the PT) that will be divulged in February, in connection to the Petrobras scandal.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 09:06 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    @ 10 Burro!!!
    Vai fuder sua mãe Otário!

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 09:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    and then there will be an SEC investigation and most like it will be de-listed.

    He can commiserate with the Rgs and YPF when it happens.

    Jan 17th, 2015 - 09:50 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Brasileiro extremamente burro & viado
    Vá chupar a buça da tua, seu pervertido, traveco aidético .
    Just telling this ignorant Brazasshole where to get off... seems he has difficulty in understanding English... or even portuguese, for that matter...

    Jan 18th, 2015 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ljordao


    The verb is “foder”, not “fuder”, you illiterate twit.

    Jan 18th, 2015 - 02:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Jack I know you are Brazilian. Do you think brasshole is or just another imposter lIke some of the fake Argentine posters? Fodder vs fuder......or is he just that illiterate?

    Jan 18th, 2015 - 04:06 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @15 Captain,
    I wasn't born here, but it is where I've lived for about 90% of my life. I became a naturalized Brazilian in 1982, in order to avoid problems with the inheritance of some those days, some rather far-fetched Brazilian laws tried to make it difficult for foreigners to own land over a certain size. I don't regret that move, as I maintained my other nationalities.
    As to the Brasshole, I'm pretty sure that he is the one and original asshole, but he does “benefit” from the collaboration of some other idiots, perhaps not as stupid as he is, but just as brainwashed...that is why every now and again you see something that, although stupid in concept, doesn't have too many grammar mistakes. Contrary to some of the trolls, who think they can fool everyone by changing their names, don't think the Brasshole has resorted to that ....believe he is too ignorant, but even if he did, he'd be incapable of 'hiding' the idiot in him, which comes through very clearly and defines his personality.
    @14 ljordao
    Being a loyal petista, the brasshole probably never got through “Mobral”....just like his hero, Lula.

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 06:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    There were powercuts today in Brazil, the government wont care to admit though, but what is it with these South American Governments and their incompetence to plan wisely

    Jan 19th, 2015 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Very good insight Jack. Thank you

    I read about the sweeping blackouts also. Only barely a month into the summer and 2 more to go.

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 10:13 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Big power cut yesterday afternoon......affected 7 or 8 States, and in Sao Paulo it affected the suburban trains and the underground....thousand of people, hot as hell, walking along darkened tunnels to reach the next station.....and, as usual, the Federal Government's agency that is 'supposed' to be in charge of energy in Brazil (ONS), came out with the unprovable allegation that is was lightening that has caused some of the power lines to fall....we all know, as we have for years, that these power outages are due to high consumption, which has only become a problem due to the lack of investment in power generation.....and the 'sheeple' are just too darned passive to pressure the government into doing their job....and summer has just started...

    Jan 20th, 2015 - 07:17 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    Brasshole seems to have disappeared. Perhaps he cannot keep his PC running.

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 12:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Brasshole probably doesn't own a PC...more likely goes to the local cyber café in the slum to spew his ignorance.

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 04:51 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Tik Tok

    Brasshole's illegal tap into the electricity grid has obviously been severed!

    Jan 21st, 2015 - 07:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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