Brazil Prosecutors Seek $1.55B in Petrobras Corruption Case

February 20, 2015 5:00 PM

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Brazilian federal prosecutors on Friday said they're seeking $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 included $111 million in compensation for public money prosecutors allege was stolen from Petrobras' coffers, along with $333 million in fines and $1.11 billion in punitive damages.

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