The Federal Prosecutor's office in Brazil, in the framework of corruption proceedings to the Oil company Petrobras and the construction company, funds in the amount of CHF 365 million in Odebrecht to date will be refunded. Overall, authorities have seized in the process the complex of assets of around 700 million Swiss francs.
The Swiss Federal Prosecutor Michael Lauber, and the Brazilian General Prosecutor Raquel Dodge discussed on Monday in Brasilia at a Meeting the cooperation between the two authorities, like the Federal Prosecutor's office announced on Tuesday. The two of you were confirmed in a joint statement, the co-operation "continue and intensify".
The 365 million francs were refunded with the consent of the persons entitled to the benefit of Injured parties in Brazil, it is said in the message. The last Transfers of approximately 9 million, were issued at the end of March 2019.
70 proceedings pending
The Federal Prosecutor's office already since April 2014 in connection with the semi-public Brazilian Petrobras and the conglomerate investigations Odebrecht. It is suspected qualified money laundering and "in many cases," bribery of foreign public officials. The process is complex belongs to according to the report, one of the most extensive cases and is guided in a task force.
Currently, some 70 criminal proceedings are according to the information because of the allegations pending. Two of them are against financial institutions in Switzerland on suspicion of "shortcomings in the internal Organisation". The BA have received in the past years from the money laundering reporting office (MROS) of suspicious activity reports to approximately 1,000 banking relationships.
Around 15 criminal cases were opened by the BA, had been acquired for the purpose of further guidance of the competent Brazilian authorities. In addition, the BA by the Federal office of justice, were looking for about 120 for legal assistance from other concerned States, in particular, from Brazil itself, the execution is delegated. (aru/sda)
Created: 09.04.2019, 11:42 am