Following the Odebrecht scandal in which millions of dollars were paid to different eating American politicians to illegally obtain government and infrastructure contracts, now entities processing such corrupted payments are being investigated.
The bribery scheme was facilitated by a number of local banks moving money into offshore companies accounts in order to hide the illegal payments.
As per the reported charges, the bank actively cooperated with the criminals by creating an easy method to complete payments, including fictitious contracts.
In addition to the charges, several seizure and warrant orders were produced to facilitate the search of evidence.
According to the lead prosecutor statement, the operation search to : “hold accountable agents in the financial and banking sectors who have allowed millions of reals to be laundered and paid as bribes.”