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Former Petrobras Executive: $200M Skimmed for Ruling Party

A former Petrobras executive told a congressional hearing in Brazil on Tuesday that the ruling political party received up to $200 million skimmed from contracts with the state-run oil company, publicly reiterating claims made in plea-bargain testimony. Pedro Barusco, a former executive at the Petrobras services department, said he had received payments as early as 1997 and in larger amounts starting in 2004. Workers' Party treasurer JoIao Vaccari and Renato Duque, who previously ran...

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