BRAZIL

Petrobras scandal: treasurer charged

NEWS

March 24 th, 2015

The treasurer of the Workers Party (PT, left) in power in Brazil, and 26 other defendants will be tried for corruption and money laundering. Charges follows an investigation into the corruption scandal surrounding the oil company, Petrobras. The announcement was made Monday by Brazilian justice. Joao Vaccari walked free after he was on trial in Curitiba. The other accused will still appear before court. Defendants are charged with receiving funds from fraudulent Petrobras contracts, recording them as electoral donations.


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