Brazil Former Minister Palocci Arrested in Carwash Probe

Brazilian police arrested Antonio Palocci Filho, who served as finance minister and chief of staff under former presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, as part of the so-called Carwash probe that has shaken the country’s business and political elite.

Prosecutors said in a statement there is evidence that Palocci interfered in decisions taken by the federal government to benefit Odebrecht SA, one of Brazil’s largest builders, between 2006 and 2013.

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