Brazil’s Former Presidential Chief of Staff Charged With Corruption

From the Guardian

Federal prosecutors filed corruption, racketeering and money-laundering charges against José Dirceu, Brazil’s former presidential chief of staff, for his alleged involvement in a massive fraud involving state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Sixteen other people were also charged on Friday, including João Vaccari Neto, the former treasurer of Brazil’s governing Workers’ party and Renato de Souza Duque, Petrobras’s former head of corporate services.

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