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Brazilian prosecutors seek Rousseff campaign consultant’s arrest

February 22
17:29 2016

Brasília (AFP) – Prosecutors investigating corruption at Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras ordered Monday the arrest of a prominent political consultant over multimillion-dollar payments he received while working on President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign. The prosecutors office said it had evidence that Joao Santana and his wife Monica secretly received $4.5 million in payments in 2013 and 2014 from a figure linked to the Petrobras scandal. Santana is one of Brazil's best known political consultants, having played a prominent role as marketing director in the presidential campaigns of Rousseff and her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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