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Brazil: Prosecutor General Requests Arrests of Four Top PMDB Figures

On 7 June Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot sent the STF an official request for the arrests of four major PMDB figures: suspended lower house chairman Eduardo Cunha, former President Jose Sarney, former Planning Minister Romero Juca and current Senate chairman Renan Calheiros. In Sarney’s case, the request is for house arrest due to his advanced age at 86. Janot accused all four of conspiring to obstruct the course of the ongoing Lava Jato investigations, which have unveiled an extensive corruption network within Petrobras.

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