Investigations Probe into Rousseff’s Re-Election Campaign in Brazil

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?