Brazilian Federal Police on Monday issued arrest warrants for eight more suspects in the sweeping investigation of corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras. Among those due to be arrested is João Santana, the campaign manager for President Dilma Rousseff in 2010 and 2014 and for former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva in 2006. Santana has also managed state and local campaigns for the ruling PT (Partido dos Trabalhadores). A spokesman said Santana was presently in the Dominican Republic on business. Police said he will be arrested as soon as he steps on Brazilian soil. The arrests are based on accusations including bribery, money laundering and conspiracy. In previous sweeps, police arrested dozens of PT party figures, businessmen and Petrobras executives. On Monday, police also executed 38 search warrants, including a warrant to search Santana’s home in Salvador, Bahia.
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