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Brazil's prosecutor plans to investigate ministers, senators for graft - source

BRASILIA, March 5 (Reuters) - Brazil's Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot plans to ask the Supreme Court to investigate ministers in President Michel Temer's cabinet and senior senators from his PMDB party for corruption as soon as this week, a source familiar with the plans said on Sunday.

Folha de S. Paulo reported earlier on Sunday that the request by prosecutors will include Presidential Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha and Wellington Moreira Franco, the minister in charge of planning and executing a major infrastructure investment and privatization program under Brazil's centre-right government.

The source did not confirm the names of those involved in the request. Spokesman for Padilha and Moreira Franco were not immediately available for comment.

(Additional reporting and writing by Tatiana Bautzer; Editing by Daniel Flynn)