Brazil’s Ex-Finance Minister Arrested in Lava Jato Probe

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Thursday morning (September 22nd), the 34th phase of the Lava Jato (Car Wash) investigation was put into action, with 180 police officers handing out 33 search warrants and eight arrest warrants in five states, including one for former Finance Minister, Guido Mantega.

“At this phase of the police operation we are investigating facts related to companies hired by Petrobras for the construction of two pre-salt oil exploration platforms (P-67 and P70),” said the statement issued by the federal police early Thursday morning. According to the statement, prosecutors . . .

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