Brazil government denies illegal funding, says can defeat impeachment

Silvio Cascione and Anthony Boadle – Reuters, 04/07/2016

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff’s government rejected new accusations on Thursday that her election was illegally funded with graft money and expressed confidence it can block an attempt to impeach her.

Executives from Brazil’s second-largest engineering company testified that Rousseff’s 2014 re-election campaign was partly funded by kickbacks from large infrastructure projects, according to a report by the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.

The testimony, part of a plea bargain with 11 executives of builder Andrade Gutierrez [AGIS.UL], would be the strongest link yet between Rousseff’s campaign and a widening corruption investigation that has toppled her associates and dozens of other political and corporate officials.

Read More…

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s