Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage

November 21, 2014 6:11 PM

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Brazil's Rousseff struggling to limit Petrobras scandal's damage

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff expects a bribery scandal at state-run oil company Petrobras to deteriorate in coming months, aides say, with arrests possible for some political allies and potentially serious damage to an economy that is already struggling.

Prosecutors say corrupt officials siphoned billions of dollars from Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is formally known, into the coffers of several parties including Rousseff's Workers' Party.

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