Another former Petrobras executive detained in corruption investigation
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Another former Petrobras executive detained in corruption investigation

Federal prosecutors say another former director of Brazil’s state-run oil company has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into an alleged massive corruption scheme at Petrobras.

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office says in a statement that Nestor Cerveró was detained Wednesday morning after arriving from Great Britain. He is a former financial director of the company’s fuel distribution subsidiary,

Cerveró is the third former Petrobras executive to be detained as part of a probe into allegations of kickbacks, inflated contracts and bribery.

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Tuesday night, Petrobras announced the appointment of a veteran business executive to head a new Governance, Risk and Compliance Department aimed at stamping out fraud and corruption in the company.