Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested

Eduardo Cunha: Former Brazil Congress speaker arrested
 

The former speaker of the lower house of the Brazilian Congress, Eduardo Cunha, has been arrested in connection with a major corruption investigation.
Mr Cunha was accused of taking $5m in bribes from a company that won contracts with the state oil company, Petrobras.
He has vigorously rejected all the allegations.
Mr Cunha was for many years one of Brazil's most powerful politicians.
He led the impeachment process against President Dilma Rousseff, who was dismissed in August.
Mr Cunha, from the centre-right PMDB party, was expelled from the Brazilian Congress last month.
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19 October 2016 in World News, Views: 38
Source: BBC
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