Police Detain Treasurer of Brazil's Governing Workers' Party in Kickback Investigation

Police have detained the treasurer of Brazil's governing Workers' Party in connection with a corruption scheme at oil giant Petrobras (Petro Bross). Joao (Jow) Vaccari Neto and his sister-in-law were arrested at her home in Sao Paulo early Wednesday and are expected to be taken to the court in the southern city of Curitiba to testify. He was charged last month with corruption and money laundering, Federal prosecutors have said the overall scheme involved the alleged payment of at least $800 million in bribes and other funds by construction firms in return for inflated contracts with Petrobras. Funds allegedly went to the Workers Party and other parties.



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