Judge Seeks Investigation of Brazil President Dilma Rousseff’s 2014 Campaign Funds

Paulo Trevisani, Wall Street Journal, 8/25/2015

A judge at Brazil’s federal electoral court has asked prosecutors to investigate donations to President Dilma Rousseff’s 2014 re-election campaign, citing signs that money from a high-profile corruption scandal ended up financing her campaign.

Judge Gilmar Mendes wrote in his request, filed Friday, that there are “signs of electoral wrongdoing and crimes” that must be looked into. A spokesman for the Attorney General’s office couldn’t be reached for comment on Saturday.

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