Maersk gets offices in Brazil raided in corruption case

the Prosecutor investigating the Maersk and other companies in connection with the shippingkontrakter. the A. P. Moller-Maersk on Wednesday scored its offices

Maersk gets offices in Brazil raided in corruption case

the Prosecutor investigating the Maersk and other companies in connection with the shippingkontrakter.

the A. P. Moller-Maersk on Wednesday scored its offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo raided by the brazilian police. It enlightens the Danish company headquartered in Copenhagen.

It is made in connection with a korruptionsundersøgelse, writes the news agency Reuters.

- Mærsk can confirm that its offices in Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo have been crawled by Brazil's federal police 18. december 2019, says in a statement from the company.

the Company says it will fully cooperate with the authorities. But it does not want to comment further on the matter.

the Prosecutor's office in Brazil reported earlier Wednesday, Maersk and the companies Time Maritime and Ferchem has been involved in the latest stage of a big korruptionsundersøgelse.

It should supposedly act of fraud in connection with the shippingkontrakter for the state oil company Petrobras.

- We repeat, that as a result of the company's fixed policy - A. P. Møller Mærsk working against all forms of illegal conduct, states the declaration from the Danish shipping company.

According to the brazilian media Folha de S. Paulo there are a number of suspicious payments of at least 3.4 million dollars, which will be scrutinised by the authorities.

the Payments are according to the media is a part of 11 Maersk contracts with Petrobras, worth a total of $ 100 million - about 670 million crowns.

Petrobras has long been the subject of a great korruptionsundersøgelse in Brazil.

the Investigation was initiated in 2014 and involve large sums of money, many politicians and large companies.

the Case received in 2015 the Danish bagmandspoliti to examine the role of A. P. Møller - Mærsk has played.

Previously, it was emerged that the Danish shipping company, together with a number of other big international companies were under suspicion of having bribed the directors of Petrobras, in order to pave the way for new contracts.

Maersk, has rejected all the accusations.

/ritzau/

Updated Date: 19 December 2019, 02:00

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