Brazil to investigate corruption allegations involving more than 30 politicians and oil giant Petrobras

March 7, 2015 6:00 AM

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Brazil's Supreme Court has authorised the investigation of dozens of politicians, including the presidents of the senate and of the chamber of deputies over the multi-billion-dollar graft case involving state oil giant Petrobras.

Those facing investigation include 22 serving congressmen and 12 senators, among them a former president, after a move marking a new front in a snowballing scandal that has caused political and social uproar, threatening to tear apart the ruling coalition.

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