Brazil's Rousseff responsible for Petrobras graft, opposition says

November 18, 2014 12:42 PM

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Brazil's Rousseff responsible for Petrobras graft, opposition says

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff is politically responsible for a growing money-laundering and bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, although she was probably not personally involved enough to justify impeachment, the main opposition party's leader in the Senate said.

Aloysio Nunes of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB) said in a speech on the Senate floor late Monday that it was unclear whether Rousseff, who was reelected to a second term on Oct. 26, knew about the alleged corruption.

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