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Petrobras corruption uncovers beach-side apartments used as bribes and money laundering

Friday, January 29th 2016 - 03:58 UTC
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Beach-side apartments in Brazil may have been used as bribes and to launder money for members of the ruling Workers’ Party (PT), police and prosecutors said as they carried out six arrests and executed 15 search warrants in four cities. Read full article


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  • yankeeboy

    Tip of the iceberg
    Dig deeper
    Who knows what you may find
    or where it will lead

    Jan 29th, 2016 - 01:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The triplex apartment that was “reserved” for Lula and his family, is on the top floor, and when the investigators dig deeper , they will find that the trail will lead to the sewers.....although this highly suspicious transaction was first divulged about 2/3 years ago - when the bank workers coop “Bancoop”, presided by João Vaccari Neto (the PT's ex-treasurer, now in prison) went bankrupt (because Vaccari stole R$ 100 million, kept part and funnelled the rest into the PT) - little attention was given to it, but now that preliminary investigations have shown that many apartments in this building were used as bribes and pay-offs, Lula's wife, Marisa Leticia, was quick to announce (about a month ago) that they would be giving up the option to purchase the apartment....and this, after having several structural modifications made (including a private elevator for Lula), which cost an additional R$ 777,000.00, roughly half of its market value - before the modifications......and the declared purchase value was to be R$ 47,695.00....if it weren't for these corrupt bastards feeling the heat, why would Lula's family decline such a wonderful and profitable deal ??

    Jan 29th, 2016 - 03:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • L0B0MAL

    The only hope AND the only option for Brazil is to legalize corruption!

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 02:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Further to #2, this subject of the triplex flat Lula “bought” but “never paid for”, is all over the news. The Instituto Lula (his corrupt NGO, created to desguise and hide the truth about him) now admits he (and his wife, Marisa) went to see the flat several times during the expensive modifications - requested by Lula - although of course, these visits and all the reforming that went on, cannot be implied as the “family” having any interest in occupying the flat later on. The fact is that Lula couldn't wait to go and live there, on the 16th floor, overlooking the sea ; his sudden decision to “not buy” it , alleging that the flat “does not correspond to the family's expectations” is somewhat contradictory.... how come it “does NOT correspond...?”.....After all the modifications and expensive decorating, carefully chosen by Marisa Letícia, topping R$ 1.1 million ?
    But what I really like seeing , is that Lula must be so pissed-off that he will never occupy the flat of his dreams, just because the Feds discovered that the apartment is in fact a bribe....If it weren't, why couldn't he simply go through with the purchase and prove he actually bought it legally ? why pay attention to a few 'malicious rumours' ?

    Feb 01st, 2016 - 06:00 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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