Brazilian federal police on Thursday arrested Aldemir Bendine, former President of the Bank of Brazil and later President of state-run oil company Petrobras, on charges of accepting bribes from contractors. Police made two other arrests in connection with the probe Thursday. The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation into influence-peddling, bribery and money laundering. Bendine served as CEO of the Bank of Brazil from 2009 to 2015. He then served for one year as CEO of Petrobras. Bendine’s lawyers have not yet issued a statement. Police said Bendine accepted bribes from contractors in exchange for favorable treatment on loans and on infrastructure projects.
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