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Arrest warrant issued for man behind President Dilma Rousseff's election campaign - reports

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By Euronews
Arrest warrant issued for man behind President Dilma Rousseff's election campaign - reports

<p>In Brazil it’s reported an arrest warrant has been issued for the man behind President Dilma Rousseff’s successful election campaign.</p> <p>It’s understood Joao Santana is one of a number of people targeted in searches and arrests in the cities of Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Salvador. The 63-year-old is not in the country at the moment.</p> <p>Police confirmed more than 300 officers are involved in the so-called 23rd phase of “Operation Car Wash” probe.</p> <p>One media outlet said some of the raids were also aimed at an engineering conglomerate, Grupo Odebrecht.</p> <p>Dozens of executives and politicians have been arrested or are under suspicion of overcharging state firms and using part of the proceeds to bribe members of Rousseff’s ruling coalition.</p>