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Brazil's labor minister asks for corruption probe

Brazil's labor minister asks for corruption probe

Brazil's labor minister says he has asked police to investigate allegations one of his top advisers organized a kickback scheme.
The comments by Carlos Lupi follow a report published Saturday by the newsmagazine Veja. It says that Anderson Alexandre dos Santos demanded kickbacks from nongovernment organizations with government contracts. The magazine cited unnamed ministry officials.
Lupi says that anyone who misappropriated public funds "will be punished in accordance to Brazilian law."
Calls to dos Santos for comment went unanswered.
Three weeks ago Veja published allegations that Sports Minister Orlando Silva also misappropriated public funds through a kickback scheme. He resigned 12 days later.


Updated : 2021-07-30 04:40 GMT+08:00