12 Facts About Antonio Palocci


Antonio Palocci was the finance minister of the Brazilian federal government from 1 January 2003 to 27 March 2006, when he resigned in the wake of reports of conduct unbecoming of his office during the presidency of Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.


Antonio Palocci resigned as chief of staff on 7 June 2011.


Antonio Palocci was one of the founders of the Workers' Party and was its president in Sao Paulo from 1997 to 1998.


Antonio Palocci implemented the Workers' Health Ward and was the director of the regional office of the public health service.


Antonio Palocci did not finish his term but stepped down to for the office of state deputy and won.


Antonio Palocci won the election, and was again mayor of Ribeirao Preto from 2001 to 2002.


Antonio Palocci resigned in 2002 to work on Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva's campaign for the Brazilian presidency.


In 2003, when Lula was elected, Antonio Palocci officially resigned as the mayor of Ribeirao Preto, was nominated the Finance Minister of Brazil and became a key figure in the new government.


Antonio Palocci is involved in crimes related to the Mensalao scandal.


Antonio Palocci is currently sentenced to years in jail under the Car Wash federal operation.


Antonio Palocci had previously claimed that he had never been to that house.


Antonio Palocci believed the minister had visited the house "on at least ten occasions" and said he recognized Palocci as the man he had seen in the meetings of governmental officials at the house.