Brazil judge opens corruption investigation into eight ministers: court official

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Posted: Apr 11, 2017 6:54 PM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - A Brazilian Supreme Court judge opened investigations into eight ministers and dozens of other senior politicians including the heads of the upper and lower houses of Congress, according to a list of names released by a court official on Tuesday.

The list of names includes Presidential Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha, Foreign Minister Aloysio Nunes, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi and Minister Wellington Moreira Franco, who heads a department for infrastructure investment.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu and Ricardo Brito; Writing by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Daniel Flynn)