Brazil Anti-Corruption Agency Head Resigns

December 8, 2014 10:24 PM

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The head of the Brazilian federal government's anti-corruption agency announced his resignation on Monday, amid an ongoing corruption scandal at Brazil's largest company, state-run oil giant Petrobras.

Jorge Hage made the surprise announcement at an event in Brasilia, telling reporters that after 12 years at the comptroller general's office, it was time for him to move on. However, he also complained about budget cuts he suggested has made it harder for the agency to fulfill its mission.

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