Brazil Lawmaker Whose Party Supported Cunha to Lead Ethics Probe

  • Committee appoints Fausto Pinato to investigate misconduct
  • Hearings could result in Cunha's removal from Congress

Brazil’s lower house speaker, the only lawmaker with the power to open impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff, may have received a boost when a lawmaker whose party supported his election was chosen to lead an ethics inquiry against him.

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