Brazil police investigating Petrobras kickback scheme carry out search, seizure operations

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SAO PAULO — Brazil's federal police department says it has carried out more than 50 search and seizure operations against people suspected of involvement in the kickback scandal engulfing state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Police aren't confirming the names of the suspects.

Police say in a statement that Tuesday's operations were authorized by the Supreme Court to prevent evidence from being destroyed. The operations took place at residences, offices, company headquarters, law firms and public institutions..

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