(Adds dropped word "employee" in headline)
ZURICH Nov 21 Swiss federal prosecutors have
opened a criminal probe into an employee of commodities group
Trafigura as part of a wider investigation into suspected
corruption at Brazilian group Petrobras, the Office of the
Attorney General said on Monday.
It did not name the suspect. A Trafigura spokeswoman said:
"Trafigura has not been approached by the Swiss authorities in
relation to these allegations." She declined to comment further.
(Reporting by Michael Shields and Julia Payne; editing by