Brazilian authorities arrest senator and BTG Pactual head in Petrobras probe

Federal police in Brasilia yesterday arrested Delcidio do Amaral, Workers’ Party senator and key ally of President Dilma Rousseff, on suspicion that he obstructed an investigation into corruption tied to the country’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras. Amaral is one of over 40 politicians under investigation in Operação Lava Jato for taking bribes.

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