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Three more dragged into widening Petrobras scandal

A protester attaches a Brazilian flag to railings surrounding the headquarters of the Brazilian state-run oil giant Petrobras in Rio de Janeiro, on March 4, 2015, during a protest by employees demanding job protectionThe corruption scandal enveloping Brazilian state oil giant Petrobras deepened when prosecutors said they will investigate three members of the ruling coalition, including the governor of Rio de Janeiro state. Dozens of political figures and former Petrobras executives are under suspicion over a scheme facilitating corruption and money laundering that saw an estimated $3.8 billion creamed off inflated contracts over a decade, though nobody has yet been convicted. All are members of the ruling coalition.

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