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Brazil's attorney general announces anti-corruption measures

Brazil's attorney general wants Congress to approve anticorruption measures

Brazil's attorney general announces anti-corruption measures

SAO PAULO (AP) -- Brazil's attorney general says he will ask Congress to approve a series of anti-graft measures to combat what he calls the "plague that is corruption."

Rodrigo Janot's proposal on Friday comes just two days after President Dilma Rousseff announced similar measures in the wake of last weekend's massive rallies calling for her impeachment and protesting rampant corruption in Brazil.

Both Janot and Rousseff call for the criminalization of slush funds used to finance election campaigns, the seizure of assets of people found guilty of corruption, and the requirement that government officials have no record of crimes.

The Attorney General's proposals also would classify corruption as a heinous crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison.

Updated : 2021-06-14 22:10 GMT+08:00