Corruption Scandal in Brazil Moves Closer to President

August 12th, 2009

The Wall Street Journal

SÃO PAULO — The corruption scandal involving José Sarney, the head of Brazil’s senate, moved closer to President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva after a former tax official said she was pressured to stop an audit of Mr. Sarney’s family businesses.

Mr. Sarney, also a former president of Brazil, has been an important da Silva ally, although a member of a different political party.

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