Brazilian Federal Police on Tuesday executed 53 search warrants, including two for residences of Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha. The warrants were issued by the Brazilian Supreme Court as part of an ongoing probe into alleged bribery, money laundering and influence peddling at state-run oil company Petrobras. The investigation involves present and former members of Congress, top Petrobras executives and executives at private contractors doing business with Petrobras. Other search warrants executed Tuesday included residences of Tourism Minister Henrique Alves, Science and Technology Minister Celso Pensera and former Energy Minister Edison Lobão. The 53 warrents covered eight states and included Speaker Cunha’s residences in Rio de Janeiro and Brasília. The Speaker had no immediate comment on the latest stage in the investigation.
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