Rolls-Royce faces second investigation in Brazil corruption scandal

Harry Davies – The Guardian, 9/27/2015

Rolls-Royce is facing further scrutiny over bribery allegations in Brazil after a high-level congressional commission told the Guardian it will investigate the company in connection with a sprawling corruption scandal.

The beleaguered British engineering group now faces two investigations in Brazil after it admitted last month it is cooperating with investigating bodies, believed to include Brazil’s federal anti-corruption authority.

The commission confirmed the inquiry intends to examine Rolls-Royce’s relationship with Brazil’s state-owned oil company, Petrobras, currently ensnared in a multibillion-dollar bribery scandal which has prompted political turmoil in the country.

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