Skip to content

Brazil Police Search Home of Likely Presidential Candidate

Ciro Gomes, presidential candidate of the Democratic Labor Party, flashes the number 12, his position on the ballot, after voting in general elections in Fortaleza, Brazil, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazil’s Federal Police on Dec. 15, 2021 searched Gomes' home, a politician expected to run for president again in 2022, as part of an investigation into corruption regarding works on a World Cup stadium in northeastern citiy Fortaleza. (AP Photo/Edmar Soares, FILE)
Ciro Gomes, presidential candidate of the Democratic Labor Party, flashes the number 12, his position on the ballot, after voting in general elections in Fortaleza, Brazil, Oct. 7, 2018. Brazil’s Federal Police on Dec. 15, 2021 searched Gomes' home, a politician expected to run for president again in 2022, as part of an investigation into corruption regarding works on a World Cup stadium in northeastern citiy Fortaleza. (AP Photo/Edmar Soares, FILE)
Updated on

Rio De Janeiro (AP) -- Brazil’s Federal Police on Wednesday searched the home of Ciro Gomes, a left-wing politician expected to run for president next year, as part of an investigation into corruption regarding works on a World Cup stadium in northeastern city Fortaleza.

On his official Twitter account, Gomes confirmed the search while denying any wrongdoing and claiming political persecution.