Newspaper: Petrobras Told of Corruption in 2009

December 12, 2014 10:12 PM

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Brazil's state-run oil company was warned five years ago of the kickback scheme that has plunged Petrobras into one of the country's worst corruption scandals, a newspaper reported Friday.

The paper, Valor Economico, said it obtained documents showing that in 2009, former Petrobras executive Venina Velosa da Fonseca warned chief executive Maria das Gracas Foster about inflated contracts on refinery projects.

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