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The federal police’s press office in Brasilia confirmed the Paulo Roberto Costa’s arrest by phone. * Folha de S. Paulo reported earlier that the police arrested him in Rio de Janeiro following accusations he would escape justice * NOTE: Costa was fired as Petrobras’s head of refining and supply in 2012 * NOTE: Costa was arrested earlier this year and is under investigation for alleged involvement in a money laundering scheme * NOTE: Efforts to reach Costa’s lawyer by telephone we unsuccessful

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