Brazil attorney general says top court violated constitution

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's attorney general has accused the nation's top court of violating the constitution after it ordered news organizations to withdraw some online reporting.

The court told websites O Antagonista and Crusoé on Monday to remove specific articles containing "false statements" or face a fine of 100,000 reals ($25,595) per day.

Attorney General Raquel Dodge asked the court Tuesday to withdraw the ruling, stating that the constitution does not allow the supreme court to act as "an accuser, prosecutor and judge."

The offending reports said that the sites revealed the identity of an individual referenced in wiretaps of Marcelo Odebrecht, one of the country's richest and most powerful men.