Rio Governors

March 12, 2015 11:22 PM

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Brazil's top appeals court has approved a request from prosecutors to open an investigation into the former and current governor of Rio de Janeiro state in connection to a kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras.

A court statement released Thursday says it approved the investigation into Rio Gov. Luiz Pezao and former Gov. Sergio Cabral. Also to be investigated is Gov. Tiao Viana of Acre state.

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