Lula’s Top Advisors Named as Ring Leaders of Brazil’s Bribery Scandal

The Brazilian Deputy responsible for the political turmoil shocking President Lula da Silva’s administration ratified on oath before Congress the alleged bribes network set up by the top aides and ministers of the Brazilian Executive branch.

Deputy Roberto Jefferson said before the special Congressional committee he confirmed every word and iota of his Sunday, June 6, interview with daily Folha de S. Paulo.


And then looking straight in the eyes of some of the alleged Congress members who benefited from the payments admitted he had no hard evidence, but witnesses and those directly involved in the operation.


Mr. Jefferson mentioned as the ring leaders of the bribe payments to ensure votes in Congress, José Dirceu, head of the cabinet and Lula da Silva’s main advisor; Finance Minister Antonio Palocci; Jose Genoí­no, president of the ruling Workers party and Delúbio Soares, treasurer and paymaster.


Mr. Jefferson has still another day of hearings before the Committee, and then the Ethics Committee from Congress will have to investigate the claims or sanction the Deputy for unfounded accusations, meaning he could be expelled from Congress.


Mercopress – www.mercopress.com

Tags:

You May Also Like

Brazil Loses US$ 28 Billion Trying to Prop Up the Dollar

The Brazilian central bank posted a loss of 47.5 billion reais (28.5 billion US ...

Brazil’s GDP Grows to US$ 609 Billion Up to September

The Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Brazil totaled US$ 609 billion in the period ...

Brazil: No Cake for Lula’s Birthday

Brazilians are worried about the economy’s bad shape. Since January, Brazil’s economy is practically ...

Letters

Not fair! This is about “America, the Ugly” (BRAZZIL – News from Brazil — ...

Chí¡vez Calls Lula Oil Magnate and Invites Brazil to Subsidize Oil to the Poor

Venezuela President, Hugo Chávez, called this Friday, November 9, the Brazilian president, Luiz Inácio ...

Industrial Jobs Fall in Brazil

Industry new jobs in Brazil dropped 0.2% in March, when compared to February, in ...

Sí£o Paulo, Brazil, Has the Priciest Real Estate in South America

A new report just released by Reporte Inmobiliario, an Argentinean Real Estate consulting company, ...

Brazil May Have Huge Oil Reserves But Not How to Reach Them

The Brazilian plan to make Brazil one of the world's biggest oil exporters hinges ...

Rising Dollar Boosts Brazil’s Rice Growers Exports and Profits

Neither the global economic meltdown nor a new auction of 50,000 tons of public ...

Only 10% of Brazilians Belong to a Co-op. This Rate is 40% in Rich Countries.

More than 6.7 million associates, 7,500 organizations and a production that corresponds to 6% ...