Brazil’s comptroller general on Thursday barred an engineering company implicated in the Petrobras corruption scandal from seeking government tenders for two years, according to Reuters.
Mendes Junior Engenharia becomes the first engineering firm punished in this way.
It is one of dozens of firms accused of using graft to get inflated contracts from the state oil firm Petrobras, a scandal that has brought down many executives and politicians.
Unlike other firms Mendes did not take an opportunity to come clean in return for leniency.
The comptroller general’s office (CGU) is a branch of the federal government in Brazil with the task of assisting the national president with regard to the treasury, public assets and transparency policies.