BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA —
Argentina’s spy chief has been cleared of wrongdoing after news reports linked him to the biggest corruption scandal in Brazil’s history.
The decision was announced Thursday after a prosecutor decided not to appeal a federal judge’s ruling that cleared spy chief Gustavo Arribas.
La Nacion newspaper reported earlier this year that Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht paid Arribas nearly $600,000 in 2013 through a black market money dealer who has since accepted a plea bargain.
La Nacion alleged the money was deposited into a Swiss bank account.
Arribas denied the reports and said he only received $70,000 as part of a real estate deal in Brazil.
Odebrecht is a key company embroiled in the so-called “Car Wash” probe into an alleged kickback scheme at Brazil’s state-run Petrobras oil company.