Top Brazilian politicians to be investigated in Petrobras graft scandal
Brazil’s top court has given the green light for an inquiry into whether dozens of top lawmakers received kickbacks from state-controlled oil company Petrobras. The politicians were previously immune from scrunity.
Brazil’s Supreme Court will investigate the speakers of both houses of Congress and more than two dozen other politicians in connection with a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme from state-controlled oil giant Petrobras.
A court official said on Friday that 54 people were under investigation, including senators and congressmen, all but one from the ruling coalition of President Dilma Rousseff, who was narrowly re-elected last year and is struggling to rehabilitate a flagging economy.
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Source News: DW