Brazil builder Odebrecht latest target in corruption probe

March 22, 2016 2:12 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilian officials say they've carried out searches and detentions across the country linked to the huge Odebrecht construction company as part of their probe into corruption at the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

Prosecutors say Odebrecht had a specific sector in charge of illicit payouts. Officials said Tuesday the so-called "structured operations sector" continued to operate even after the corruption probe began two years ago.

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