Spain arrests man suspected of being ‘mastermind’ in Petrobras case

Spanish police have arrested a man suspected of being a “financial mastermind” in a corruption network at Brazil’s semi-public oil company Petrobras, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday.

The man, 43, is of dual Brazilian and Spanish nationality and had been on the run from Brazil since April, the ministry said, traveling first to the United States and then Spain.

Identified only as “RTD”, he has been under investigation in Brazil for money-laundering and diverting more than 14 million euros ($15 million) to political parties, it said.

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