An­other for­mer min­is­ter held in graft probe

The Myanmar Times - - World -

Brazil­ian po­lice ar­rested for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter An­to­nio Palocci, the lat­est high­level sus­pect in the huge Petro­bras cor­rup­tion probe, pros­e­cu­tors said. He joins a long list of top of­fi­cials ac­cused of tak­ing part in a huge bribery scheme linked to the state oil com­pany, which has rocked the po­lit­i­cal es­tab­lish­ment in Latin Amer­ica’s big­gest econ­omy. Mr Palocci, 55, served as fi­nance min­is­ter un­der for­mer pres­i­dent Luiz Ina­cio Lula da Silva and as chief of staff for his suc­ces­sor Dilma Rouss­eff, who was im­peached this month.

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