A Brazilian senator charged with trying to obstruct a major corruption investigation has accused Education Minister Aloizio Mercadante of offering him money in exchange for his silence.
Senator Delcidio Amaral has made the accusations as part of a plea bargain with the chief prosecutor’s office.
He has said he will reveal details of the corruption scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras, in order to get a more lenient sentence.
Mr Mercadante denies the allegations.
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