A judge in Brazil has ordered a corruption investigation against Aldemir Bendine, the former head of state-run oil company Petrobras, according to a court document released Tuesday.
Investigators allege that while Bendine was at the head of Petrobras, he asked for and received 3 million reais ($907,770) in bribes from construction firm Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL].
Bendine’s lawyers, Bottini and Tamasauskas Advogados, said in an emailed statement that he never received any bribe while at Petrobras or when he was head of state-run Banco do Brasil.
Petrobras did not respond to requests for comment.
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