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Brazilian opposition wants president probed over oil firm scam

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  19 March 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Rio de Janeiro, March 18: Brazil’s opposition has announced that it will ask the Supreme Federal Court to investigate President Dilma Rousseff for the Petrobras corruption scandal in which her party’s treasurer Joao Vacarri is also implicated, Efe news agency reported. The investigation petition, to be made later on Wednesday, brought together four main opposition groups, mely Brazilian Social Democracy Party, Popular Socialist Party, the Democrats and Solidarity party, who were encouraged by mass protests against Rousseff on Sunday. Two weeks ago, the Supreme Court ruled out investigations against Rousseff after Brazilian Attorney General Rodrigo Janot argued that the president can only be charged for actions carried out during his or her presidency. During the investigations, Rousseff was med by a former senior Petrobras official as an indirect beneficiary in the corruption network. (IANS)

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