July 28, 2015 / 8:39 PM / 2 years ago

Brazil judge accepts formal charges against Marcelo Odebrecht

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian judge Sergio Moro on Tuesday accepted formal charges against Marcelo Odebrecht, chief executive of engineering group Odebrecht SA, as part of an ongoing investigation into bribery at state-run oil producer Petroleo Brasileiro SA.

Odebrecht was charged with corruption, money laundering and criminal conspiracy and is now considered a defendant, according to a statement from the press office of the federal court in the southern state of Parana.

Reporting by Eduardo Simoes; Editing by David Gregorio

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