Brazil: Brazil police target former senator in Belo Monte bribery probe

Author(s): Silvio Cascione, Anthony Boadle | Date: February 17, 2017 | Language: English
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Brazilian police targeted the son of Senator Edison Lobão and a former senator in search-and-seizure operations on Thursday, a source said, investigating possible bribes paid during construction of the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam.
Federal police said they were searching homes and offices based on warrants issued by a Supreme Court judge handling a sweeping corruption probe known as “Car Wash”, but did not disclose the names of the targets who were members of two political parties.
But a source with knowledge of the matter said the targets included a former senator, Luiz Otavio Campos, and Marcio Lobão, whose father is a senator and was energy minister in the government of impeached leftist and former president, Dilma Rousseff.

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