MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Earlier in the day, police raided the former leader’s house and took him for questioning as part of a huge graft probe into the national oil company's Petrobras activities.
According to the Mexican Excelsior newspaper, Brazilian Presidential Chief of Staff Jaques Wagner, the government's cabinet minister in charge of legislative affairs, Ricardo Berzoini, and Justice Minister Wellington Lima took part in the meeting.
Brazil-based Petrobras company became a subject to a corruption scandal last year, after it was revealed that several functionaries signed contracts and received for that a 3 percent commission of the contract amount. These funds were further used to bribe politicians and officials. According to the Brazilian authorities, overpricing and bribery brought to the masterminds about $3.8 billion.