Brazil prosecutors say politicians were paid off monthly

March 7, 2015 6:50 PM

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Politicians allegedly involved in the kickback-corruption scandal at the state-run energy company received monthly payments from construction and engineering firms and transferred part of the money to the ruling Workers' Party and its allies, Brazil's Federal Prosecutor's office said in a statement.

In the statement released Friday night, the prosecutor's office said that every month, the politicians received a percentage of the value of each contract signed with Petrobras.

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