By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Gilmar Mendes at Brazil's Federal Electoral Court (TSE) asked prosecutors to investigate several leads hinting at potential illegal financing of President Dilma Rousseff's re-election campaign last October. He claimed the President's party received funds from Petrobras and also started to investigate payments to what could be a shell company.

Mendes first accusations came last Friday, August 21st, when he asked prosecutors to look into the donations to the president's Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here