Brazil prosecutor calls for central bank inquiry

Brazil's Supreme Court has been asked by the attorney general to start an investigation into central bank President Henrique Meirelles for alleged financial irregularities.

Claudio Fonteles filed the request Tuesday concerning tax evasion, electoral crimes and possible crimes against the national financial system, VOA news reported.

The allegations surfaced last July when a Brazilian magazine, IstoE, reported that Mr. Meirelles failed to pay Brazilian taxes while living in the United States in