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Brazil: Rousseff Faces Friendly Fire Over Petrobras Scandal

In a 64-page written report to the Union’s Account Tribunal (TCU) on 20 January, former Petrobras CEO Jose Sergio Gabrielli called for President Dilma Rousseff to be held accountable for irregularities in the purchase of US-based Pasadena oil refinery. Gabrielli, who is currently under threat of having his assets blocked because of the current investigations into Petrobras, argues that since Rousseff was a member of the Petrobras board in 2006, when the deal took place, she should suffer the same penalties as other former directors.

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