Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has dismissed a number of senior officials accused of involvement in the latest corruption scandal to hit the government.
Among those sacked are Rosemary de Noronha, who heads the regional office of the presidency in Brazil’s largest city, Sao Paulo, and Deputy Attorney General, Jose Weber Holanda.
The officials are accused of influence peddling, fraud and corruption.
They have not yet commented.
The dismissals come as another set of former government officials is being sentenced in an even larger corruption scandal, known as “Mensalao”, or Big Monthly Allowance