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Brazil Begins Arrests Of Top Politicians

Brazil start arresting top politicians

Brazil have begun the process of arresting and prosecuting their top senior politicians for corruption. 

According The O Globo daily newspaper, a top Brazilian prosecutor is requesting the country’s highest court to issue arrest warrants for various politicians wanted for obstructing a corruption investigation into state oil company Petrobras.

Sandiegouniontribune.com reports:

Senate President Renan Calheiros is one of several reportedly being sought by prosecutor Rodrigo Janot. He called the request “disproportional and abusive” in a statement.

The O Globo daily reported that Janot also requested the arrests of former President Jose Sarney, lower house speaker Eduardo Cunha and Sen. Romero Juca, who was briefly planning minister for interim President Michel Temer. The newspaper said all three denied obstructing the investigation.

The attorney general’s office declined comment.

A decision on the arrests will be made by Supreme Federal Tribunal Justice Teori Zavascki. Only the high court can decide to arrest or try federal lawmakers.

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  • Djago

    Well it was about time, and now the rest of the world

  • commonlaw

    Coming to the u nited States of America soon!! Everyone of them-past and present

  • rcwarbirdbuilder

    AMEN to that, Please bring that to the USA quick we have many political and bank crooks in the club.

  • billothinks

    This is most decidedly NOT “great” as many are claiming here!! The US-CIA-backed “austerity”-enforcing putsch government is simply trying to get rid of its opponents from the LEGITIMATE Rouseff government they overthrew!! Their alleged “corruption” is a totally manufactured allegation being pushed by the neoliberal neofascists who have usurpted power. People really need to inform themselves of what is actually going on before making daft and objectively reactionary comments as many do here!!