Brazil probes $5.4 billion Saab fighter deal

April 10, 2015 3:09 PM

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Brazil probes $5.4 billion Saab fighter deal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian prosecutor is investigating possible corruption in Brazil's $5.4 billion purchase of 36 Gripen fighter planes from Sweden's Saab AB.

A spokeswoman for the federal prosecutors' office in Brasilia said on Friday the civil and criminal investigation will seek to determine whether there were "possible irregularities" in the contract, negotiated last year.

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