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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A corruption scheme involving a collusion between army officers and entrepreneurs in a food procurement fraud between 2005 and 2006 is now starting to be penalized.

The Military Courts recently convicted 26 defendants, eleven of whom were officers - two colonels, one lieutenant colonel, one lieutenant, one major, and five captains - eight low-ranking military officers and seven foodstuffs entrepreneurs.

The military officers and civilians were convicted by the deputy federal judge of the Military Court Alexandre Quintas to sentences of up to 16 years in the case of a colonel.

In the sentence, the judge reports . . .

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