The president of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, must be investigated for attempts to put obstacles in the way of an investigation of a corruption case regarding a state-run oil firm, Petrobras, Reuters reported on the 4th of May, citing local media. This statement was made by Brazil's top prosecutor.
If Dilma Rousseff’s involvement in the crime is proved, it will be the first time that the President has been directly implicated in such a high-profile graft case. Moreover, the head of the country might soon be suspended from office on other charges connected with legal violations.
President Rousseff, who had chaired Petrobras' board for a number of years, denies her guilt.
Within the course of the investigation, several top managers of some of the biggest Brazilian firms have been found guilty of bribing scores of politicians using Petrobras funds. All the public servants involved in the case are currently under investigation, in particular both chairmen of the Houses of Congress.