Brazil police summon ruling party treasurer in Petrobras probe

February 5, 2015 2:41 PM

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Brazil police summon ruling party treasurer in Petrobras probe

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police summoned João Vaccari Neto, the treasurer for the country's ruling political party, for questioning in a corruption probe focused on state-run oil company Petrobras on Thursday, as the investigation broadens to include political operators.

"We want to know about donations that he solicited, legal or illegal, from people who had contracts with Petrobras," prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima said at a press conference in Curitiba, where the probe is based.

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