Brazil’s top electoral courton Tuesdaybegana trialto determine whether President Michel Temeraccepted illegal donations to financehis 2014 election campaign.The outcome could remove him from office.
Once a chief of staff for former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (Lula), Jose Dirceu was sentenced to 23 years in prison as part of the corruption scandal surrounding the oil company Petrobras, international media reported.
A former senator was arrested by Brazilian police on Tuesday for allegedly taking bribes in connection with the corruption investigation into the state-owned oil company Petrobras, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) said.
A Supreme Court justice has blocked the appointment of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil’s former president, to a cabinet position, leaving him open to face corruption charges in a lower court, the Guardian said.
More than one million Brazilians took the streets across the country on Sunday demanding removal of President Dilma Rousseff in light of a major corruption scandal rocking the nation’s headlines, El Pais reported.
Brazil’s Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to allow corruption charges to proceed against Eduardo Cunha, Brazil’s Lower House speaker, who is accused of taking millions in bribes.
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