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Petrobras Kickback Scandal Shakes Up Presidential Race

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – With less than a month to go before Brazil’s Presidential elections, illegal kickback accusations made by a former Petrobras director, Paulo Roberto Costa, are shaking up the presidential race. Reportedly, Costa mentions more than thirty names, including politicians, congressmen, governors and state ministers, who he says benefited from kickbacks from contracts with the state-controlled petroleum giant.

Mr. Costa, responsible for Petrobras’ refining and supply unit was jailed in March . . .

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