Brazil impeachment leader arrested in corruption probe

The office of Judge Sergio Moro confirms Wednesday's arrest of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha. He's accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes accusations he denies.

By: AP | Rio De Janeiro | Published:October 19, 2016 10:27 pm
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The man who spearheaded the ouster of former Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has been arrested as part of a sprawling probe into corruption at state-run oil giant Petrobras.

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The office of Judge Sergio Moro confirms Wednesday’s arrest of former Congressman Eduardo Cunha. He’s accused of taking millions of dollars in bribes accusations he denies.

Cunha began the process of impeaching Rousseff in December when he was speaker of the lower house of Congress. That led to a vote to remove her from office in August.

Cunha resigned as speaker in July and was stripped of his congressional seat in September.