Brazil ruling-party treasurer accused of graft: Prosecutor

Brazil`s public prosecutor on Monday formally accused ruling Workers` Party (PT) treasurer Joao Vaccari of corruption, including money laundering, relating to the massive kickbacks scandal involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras.

Curitiba: Brazil`s public prosecutor on Monday formally accused ruling Workers` Party (PT) treasurer Joao Vaccari of corruption, including money laundering, relating to the massive kickbacks scandal involving state-owned oil firm Petrobras.

Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol told a news conference in the southern city of Curitiba that Vaccari "urged payment of a portion of bribes in the form of electoral donations" to the party of President Dilma Rousseff, according to testimony collated by investigators.