Brazil's ex-finance minister in graft probe's sights

Former Brazilian Economy Minister Guido Mantega was arrested as part of the investigation into the vast Petrobras corruption schemeBrazilian police on Thursday briefly arrested the latest heavyweight implicated in a massive corruption scandal: former finance minister Guido Mantega, a key figure in the previous two governments. Mantega, an important player in the leftist Workers’ Party, was arrested at a Sao Paulo hospital where his wife was about to undergo surgery. In between, federal police transferred him to the southern city of Curitiba, headquarters of the probe into a sprawling bribe and kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras.

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