Brazil’s Palocci Said to Give Interviews Over Income Surge

Brazil’s Cabinet Chief Antonio Palocci will give a television interview today, his first since it was reported his income surged while he managed President Dilma Rousseff’s campaign last year, a government official said.

The interview with Globo TV is being taped this afternoon in Brasilia, said the official, who is familiar with the plans though could not be named because he’s not authorized to speak publicly on the subject.

Palocci also will give an interview with Folha de S.Paulo newspaper, the official said. The Sao Paulo-based newspaper reported May 20 that Palocci made 20 million reais ($12 million) last year, while he was a congressman and managed Rousseff’s election campaign.

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