Brazil’s attorney general is batting down efforts to quash his investigation into a top political figure caught up in a wide-ranging kickback inquiry at the state-run oil company Petrobras.
Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court not to suspend an inquiry into Lower House speaker Eduardo Cunha, saying that a key prosecution witness has offered details of bribe payments allegedly made to the lawmaker. Janot’s office said on Tuesday that he sent a document to the top court late last week defending his probe.
Cunha is one of the highest profile politicians implicated in the scandal. He has denied any involvement.
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