The former brazilian president Michel Temer was arrested on Thursday, suspected to be involved in the mututredningen which received the name ”Operation car wash”.
In the line of international companies drawn into the investigation stands now, the Swedish consulting company ÅF, Pöyry, which has its headquarters in Solna, it writes the news agency Reuters.
a procurement, in competition with three other international companies, to help build the nuclear power plant Angra 3 in Rio de Janeiro.
the Company writes in a statement to Reuters that they have ”zero tolerance for fraud, bribery and corruption,” but has declined to comment on the brazilian investigation.
ÅF Pöyry has not formally been accused in the investigation, but at least two of the company's managers in the brazilian group there is in the court documents that were submitted during the on Thursday in connection with the prosecution of Michel Temer.
Carlos Jorge Zimmerman, who was ÅF's representative for the company in Brazil during the procurement of the nuclear power plant, singled out as a person who should be grasped, writes Reuters.
called ”Operation car wash” for ”the greatest international mutfallet in history”, in which over 150 influential politicians and businessmen have been convicted since the investigation began in 2014.
In the indictment, is suspected of Michel Temer have received approximately $ 1.8 billion in bribes in connection with the construction of the nuclear.
Several large construction companies suspected of having made secret payments to the oil company Petrobras executives in exchange for favorable contracts. Petrobras is owned by the largest part of the brazilian state.
A part of the pengatvätten operated from a chain of filling stations, something that given the tangle name ”Operation car wash”.