Brazilian police have accused Rodrigo Maia, Brazil’s powerful lower house speaker, and his father of receiving bribes totaling at least 1.4 million reais ($361,869), a document seen by Reuters on Friday showed.
The federal police document was delivered to the Supreme Court, as part on an ongoing investigation into Maia. Brazilian politicians are protected from prosecution, unless the top court approves and agrees to hear a case.
The office of Rodrigo Maia, who has previously said he is innocent of graft allegations, did not respond to request for comment. Neither did his father, Cesar, a former federal congressman and mayor of Rio de Janeiro.
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