Suspect in Petrobras scandal turns himself in
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A suspect wanted in the widening corruption probe at Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras has turned himself in to police.
Television channels broadcast images of Adarico Negromonte Filho entering a police station in the southern city of Curitiba on Monday.
He was the last of 25 suspects to be detained in the latest phase of the so-called “Car Wash” investigation into corruption at Petrobras, Brazil’s biggest company.
The Petrobras scandal has been playing out for months, with allegations centering on testimony from a convicted black-market money dealer, Alberto Yousseff. He alleges he laundered vast sums of money in the scheme and that the governing party benefited from it.
Negromonte is the brother of a former Cabinet minister and is suspected of helping Yousseff distribute funds among corrupt politicians.