Brazil's Serra denies bribery scandal

May 6, 2002 at 8:31 AM

SAO PAULO, May 6 (UPI) -- Brazilian presidential hopeful Jose Serra has denied allegations that he asked for kickbacks totaling 15 million reals, around $6.2 million, during the 1997 privatization of a prominent mining company, Brazilian newspapers reported Monday. The accusations have spawned criticism from foes and allies alike.

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