Corruption probe requested against Brazil opposition leader Neves

Senator Aecio Neves, who heads the PSDB opposition party, is pictured during a senate's session to form a committee that will consider whether to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, on April 25, 2016Brasília (AFP) – Brazil’s chief prosecutor asked the Supreme Court Monday to authorize a corruption investigation of opposition leader Aecio Neves, one of embattled President Dilma Rousseff’s top rivals. Chief prosecutor Rodrigo Janot wants to investigate Neves over allegations he took bribes from a corruption scheme at a state electric company, a case linked to a wider scandal centered on state oil giant Petrobras that is also hurting Rousseff’s political future, an adviser to the prosecutor told AFP.

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