RIO DE JANEIRO, March 8 (Bernama) -- A former president of Brazil's state-run oil company Petrobras was sentenced Wednesday to 11 years jail for corruption and money laundering, China's Xinhua news agency reported.
Federal Judge Sergio Moro found Aldemir Bendine guilty of receiving bribes from Brazil\'s construction giant Odebrecht, when he was president of Petrobras from Feb 2015 to May 2016.
"The condemned took the responsibility of president of Petrobras amidst a corruption scandal and with the expectation that he would resolve existing problems."
''The last behaviour expected of him was that he would become corrupt, thus putting in jeopardy once again the reputation of the company," Moro said.
The Petrobras corruption case is believed to be one of the largest in the history of Latin America.
Bendine headed state-owned Bank of Brazil from 2009 to 2015, before being appointed as president of Petrobras by former Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff.....