UPDATE 1-Brazil ruling party treasurer arrested in Petrobras scandal

April 15, 2015 1:53 PM

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CURITIBA, Brazil, April 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Wednesday arrested the treasurer of the ruling Workers' Party Joao Vaccari, moving an investigation of graft and political kickbacks at state-run oil company Petrobras closer to President Dilma Rousseff's inner circle.

Federal police said they arrested Vaccari in his home in Sao Paulo and were taking him to the southern city of Curitiba where the investigation into the multibillion-dollar corruption probe is centered.

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