Brazil Probes Manguinhos Refinery on Tax Payments, O Globo Says

Brazil’s police is investigating Refinaria de Petroleos Manguinhos SA for nearly 850 million reais ($496 million) in unpaid taxes from fuel sales, reported the O Globo newspaper, without saying where it got the information.

The Manguinhos refinery is not aware of any police investigation and is up to date on its taxes, the newspaper said, citing an e-mailed statement from the refinery.

Calls to the refinery by Bloomberg News were returned.

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