Brazil moves first Chevron spill case, strips prosecutor

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Posted: Apr 13, 2012 2:53 PM
Brazil moves first Chevron spill case, strips prosecutor

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - A Brazilian judge moved the first case filed against U.S. oil company Chevron Corp and drilling firm Transocean Ltd for a November oil spill to a Rio de Janeiro court, stripping the original prosecutor of the case, a court filing said on Friday.

The prosecutor can appeal the decision, the filing said.

(Reporting by Leila Coimbra; Editing by Gerald E. McCormick)