Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

  • Reuters, Tuesday, May 23, 2017 3:47 PM
Brazilian police on arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium. Renovation of the Brasilia stadium for the 2014 World Cup cost about 1.5 billion reais $459.38 million) and an auditing court has said the construction included rampant over-billing.

Tadeu Filippelli, a special adviser in Temer's Cabinet, and former Federal District governors Jose Roberto Arruda and Agnelo Queiroz were taken into custody, adding pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer.

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