RIO DE JANEIRO, March 15 (Reuters) - Brazil’s Supreme Court on Tuesday accepted a plea deal offered by prosecutors to Senator Delcidio do Amaral, a legislative ally of President Dilma Rousseff until he was arrested last year in a far-reaching corruption scandal, according to the Globo News network.
Leaks of the plea deal in recent weeks to Brazilian media said that Amaral, of the ruling Workers’ Party, had said that both Rousseff and former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva had been aware of corruption at state-run energy company Petroleo Brasileiro SA.
Both Rousseff and Lula have denied any wrongdoing. The Supreme Court early Tuesday would not immediately confirm that the plea deal had been accepted. (Reporting by Paulo Prada; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)