Brazil prosecutor brings new graft charges against Senate head

Brazil’s top prosecutor brought new charges against Senate President Renan Calheiros on Monday, accusing him of taking part in corruption at state oil company Petrobras a week after he was nearly removed in an earlier embezzlement case.

Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot said Calheiros had received part of a donation of 800,000 reais ($240,000) in 2010 from an oil and gas contractor in return for keeping a senior Petrobras executive in the post where he was later convicted of currying favors.

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