Ex-exec paid millions in bribes in Brazil

Sao Paulo • Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht paid $40 million to President Michel Temer’s party and another party to ensure a contract with the state oil company, according to testimony from a former Odebrecht executive. Marcio Faria’s accusation came in plea bargain testimony released late Wednesday as part of the biggest corruption probe in Brazil’s history. The investigation, known as Operation Car Wash, has already unveiled billions of dollars in kickbacks and bribes paid to politician...

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