“Brazil’s Sports Minister Orlando Silva is the latest cabinet-level official to face corruption allegations during the first year of President Dilma Rousseff’s administration, Dow Jones Newswires reported. Silva, a member of the Brazilian Communist Party, allegedly participated in a scheme to embezzle as much as $23 million over eight years from a ministry program to provide recreational activity for underprivileged youth, Newswires’ Gerald Jeffris reported, citing the weekly news magazine Veja.
Silva was appointed to a top position in the sports ministry by Rousseff’s predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and named minister in 2006. So far, four cabinet-level officials have resigned from Rousseff’s government amid corruption allegations. A fifth left following political differences with her administration.”
It never ends in Brazil… this is the man who is in charge of organizing the World Cup 2014 in Brazil. Can you imagine how much more this guy was going to steal from the billions-to-be-invested in the 2014 World Cup?
Sources: Wall Street Journal