Brazilian investigators believe 6.19 billion reais ($2.1 billion) in bribes were moved in a corruption scheme involving state-run oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA (PETR4.SA), prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol said on Thursday.
Prosecutors seek to restore 6.77 billion reais to public coffers through fines and the return of stolen funds, he said at a televised press conference to present criminal charges against 13 people, including four former congressmen.
Three of the ex-lawmakers were preventively detained on April 10, the first politicians arrested in the 14-month-old probe. One is from the ruling Workers’ Party and the other three belong to the smaller opposition Party of Solidarity.
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