Brazil prosecutors seek $1.55B from firms allegedly tied to Petrobras corruption case

February 20, 2015 4:00 PM

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RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazil's attorney general's office says it will seek $1.55 billion from six construction and engineering companies for their alleged involvement in a massive kickback scheme at state-run oil firm Petrobras.

The amount includes $111 million in compensation for public money that prosecutors say was stolen from Petrobras, plus $333 million in fines and $1.11 billion in punitive damages.

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