Brazilian official warns against police leaks over Petrobras case

Rio De Janeiro, March 20 (IANS) All police investigators on the Petrobras corruption case would be replaced should more police leaks to the press be discovered, Brazilian new Justice Minister Eugenio Aragao warned on Saturday.

“If one of our agents leaks anything about the investigation, the entire team will be replaced. There is no need for evidence (for the leaks),” Xinhua cited the minister as saying to Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper.

Aragao, who became justice minister on Monday, denied that he wanted to hinder the investigations.

Brazilian federal police began investigating into Petrobras, Brazil’s state oil company, two years ago and discovered an enormous corruption ring that may have embezzled billions of US dollars.

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