By Richard Mann, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazilian police have accused Rodrigo Maia, Brazil's powerful lower house speaker, and his father of receiving bribes totaling at least R$ 1.4 million (US$ 362,000), a document on Friday showed.

The federal police document was delivered to the Supreme Court as part of an ongoing investigation into Maia. Brazilian politicians are protected from prosecution unless the Superior Court approves and agrees to hear a case.

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