Brazil’s Top Prosecutor Keeps Famous ‘Car Wash’ Anti Corruption Task Force Active

The Car Wash task force, based in the southern city of Curitiba, is responsible for hundreds of convictions of powerful businessmen and politicians throughout Brazil, who for decades were thought untouchable.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The office of Brazil’s top prosecutor has decided to keep the country’s famed Car Wash (Lava Jato) anti-corruption task force active through January 31, it said in a statement on Wednesday, September 9th, in an at least temporary victory for the embattled group of prosecutors.

The Car Wash task force, based in the southern city of Curitiba, is responsible for hundreds of convictions of powerful businessmen and politicians throughout Brazil, who for decades were thought untouchable.

It began its work in 2014, focusing on contracting graft at state-run oil company Petrobras, though . . .

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