May 4, 2016 / 2:02 AM / 2 years ago

Brazil prosecutors ask to investigate President Rousseff: Globo

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation of President Dilma Rousseff as part of a massive corruption investigation involving state-run oil firm Petrobras, Globo News reported on Tuesday.

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gestures as she attends the May Day celebrations in Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 1, 2016. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

The lower house of Congress voted to impeach Rousseff on unrelated charges of breaking budgetary laws last month and the Senate must now decide whether to open a trial, at which point she would be suspended from office.

Reporting by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Sandra Maler

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