Brazilian engineering executives charged in Petrobras scandal

jueves 11 de diciembre de 2014 13:42 GYT

By Caroline Stauffer

CURITIBA, Brazil Dec 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors formally charged executives from six of the country's largest engineering firms of forming a cartel to funnel kickbacks from state-run oil firm Petrobras to the ruling political party and its allies on Thursday.

They were also indicted on charges of corruption, money laundering and organized crime in a landmark case that has shaken President Dilma Rousseff's government.

The companies with indicted executives are OAS, Camargo Correa, UTC Engenharia, Galvao Engenharia, Mendes Junior and Engevix. (Reporting by Caroline Stauffer)