Wednesday 20 January 2021

Brazilian parliament investigating SBM Offshore corruption claims

The Brazilian parliament is launching an inquiry into Dutch maritime services company SBM Offshore over corruption claims, the Telegraaf reports on Wednesday.

A former employee of SBM Offshore claims the company paid out over $250m in bribes to officials and companies in various countries between 2005 and 2011, including Brazil.

The Telegraaf says last month researchers from Brazilian state-owned company Petrobras were at SBM Offshore’s office in Schiedam as part of their investigation into the claims.

In addition, Brazilian parliamentarians are coming to the Netherlands to follow the investigation into the claims launched by the Dutch public prosecution department, the paper says.

Petrobras is one of SBM Offshore’s most important clients.

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