Growing list of complaints to be investigated by the Joint CPI Petrobras
Just as the pre-salt wells operated by Petrobras, which, in each period, surprised with record production numbers, suspicions of corruption in the company did not stop gushing and terrifying negatively Brazilians. They supply the already robust list of misdeeds that will be established in the Joint CPI Petrobras, beginning with the work scheduled for this Wednesday (28).
The most recent of these was published in the edition of "Time" magazine the weekend. According to investigations of Operation Jet Lava, the Federal Police, the Danish Maersk - the largest shipping company in the world of oil - paid at least U.S. $ 6.2 million "commission", between 2006 and 2010, to rent vessels to Petrobras . Of each payment made by Petrobras to Maersk, according to PF, 1.25% was returned to the former director of Supply Paulo Roberto Costa in the form of bribes. The money was transferred to the account of the company Gandhinagar Brokerage, which belonged to a partner's former director, Wanderley Gandhinagar.
In the wake of this case, the "FSP" this Monday (26) reported the internal audit report carried out in state in 2009 and in which contracts are detailed millionaires closed informally by the board led by Paulo Roberto. Some of them have been concluded only with verbal authorization. The audit showed that the agreements made without complying with the control criteria would have totaled R $ 278 million.
The complaints, according to the deputy Alfredo Kaefer (PR), will be investigated and clarified in the Joint CPI Petrobras. "We will have the opportunity to unravel it all. The Brazilian population needs and is entitled to know the whole truth about the excesses and shenanigans performed in the company, "said the toucan.
ACTION - Over the weekend, the leader of the PSDB in the House, Antonio Imbassahy (BA) announced that three applications will be included in the set of actions that the party submit the Joint Committee. Breach of confidentiality Brokerage company Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar convening Wanderley and commissioning of vessel chartering contracts between Petrobras and Maersk will be requested.
"For over two months the press has brought accusations of irregularities, overpricing and corruption involving Petrobras. Wherever you look, there is something to be investigated. The Rousseff administration did what it could to prevent the installation of the Joint CPI, but could not, "said Imbassahy. "We want a thorough investigation, a radiograph of the criminal and their responsible actions. Only then we will protect and preserve Petrobras heritage of all Brazilians, "said the leader.
A LOT OF WORK - The Maersk case adds to a series of questionable transactions that commit safes and credibility of the Brazilian oil company. That leaves evidence of rigging and mismanagement of public funds and the shareholders of Petrobras. The controversial purchase of the refinery in Pasadena (USA), to $ 1.249 billion, opened a vast field to be investigated by pro-government and opposition parliamentarians.
It should be stated, for example, the purchase of the refinery Okinawa (Japan), the alleged payment of bribes in the amount of $ 139 million to employees of the State by the Dutch company SBM Offshore and sale of the oil wells in Africa at a price well below market for the bank BTG Pactual.
In Brazil also emerge several suspected cases: evidence of overpricing in the works of the Abreu e Lima refinery in Pernambuco and Premium I, Maranhão, besides the Petrochemical Complex of Rio de Janeiro (Comperj).
Pernambuco The unit was originally budgeted at $ 2.5 billion, but it has already consumed $ 18 billion. The project in Maranhao still stopped at the stage of excavation due to a number of irregularities, according to the Court of Audit (TCU), and has demanded almost £ 1.6 billion in investment. The COMPERJ should cost in total $ 30.5 billion, five times more than the original budget, TCU points report.
INTERVIEW - While the Joint Committee is prepared to begin work, the CPI on state Senate Holds Hearing on Tuesday (27) with Chairman Grace Foster, starting from 10:15.
(From the Newsroom with information from Time magazine / Photo: Alexssandro Loyola)