Brazilian police arrest several former politicians over World Cup investigation

Reuters News
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Posted: May 23, 2017 6:50 AM

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian police on Tuesday said they arrested several former politicians as part of an investigation into suspected overcharging of up to 900 million reais ($280 million) in the construction of Brasilia's football stadium.

Police did not name those arrested but said 10 prison warrants were being served.

(Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu; Writing by Silvio Cascione; Editing by Louise Ireland)