By Steve Kingstone
BBC correspondent in Sao Paulo
A senior official at Brazil's central bank has resigned following allegations of tax evasion.
Mr Candiota (left, with Mr Meirelles) denies the allegations
Luiz Candiota said he was stepping down to protect the bank's reputation, although he denied the allegations.
A magazine article had accused him of tax evasion, saying he transferred money through an account in New York without telling Brazilian authorities.
Prosecutors are still investigating the affairs of the bank's governor, Henrique Meirelles.
Luiz Candiota, director of the central bank's monetary policy committee that sets Brazil's interest rates, strongly denies any wrongdoing and prosecutors say he is not under investigation.
However, he fell on his sword on Wednesday, saying he was resigning to protect the bank.
Under normal circumstances, such a departure would probably draw a line under the affair - but not here.
That is because federal prosecutors are investigating the tax affairs of the bank's governor, Henrique Meirelles.
The same magazine article alleged that, in 2001, he misled the authorities about where he was living, while working for a US-based banking group.
Mr Meirelles says there is no irregularity and that he has no intention of resigning.
At least two influential Brazilian newspapers have called for him to go.