October 4, 2019 / 7:40 PM / 9 days ago

Brazil prosecutors file charges against tourism minister

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian prosecutors have filed charges against Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio for alleged campaign finance fraud, the prosecutors’ press office in Minas Gerais state said on Friday.

The minister, who is from the same PSL party as President Jair Bolsonaro, is accused of setting up fake congressional candidates in Minas Gerais with the aim of collecting more public campaign funding.

Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Editing by Leslie Adler

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