Petrobras scandal takes Brazilian politicians to Supreme Court

March 4, 2015 12:18 AM

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Petrobras scandal takes Brazilian politicians to Supreme Court

BRASILIA: Brazil's top prosecutor asked the Federal Supreme Court on Tuesday to open investigations into politicians who allegedly benefited from a multibillion-dollar kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA, a court official said on Tuesday.

The request for authorization to probe politicians expands the country's biggest corruption scandal to the political realm, further rattling President Dilma Rousseff's administration at a time when it is already struggling to contain the economic fallout from the case.

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