São Paulo Court Acquits Haddad of Unjust Enrichment Charges

The leftist's campaign had been accused of receiving a payment of R$2.6 million through a slush fund from a construction company.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Judge Thiago Baldani Gomes De Filippo, of the 8th Circuit Court of the Public Finance, dismissed a lawsuit brought by the São Paulo Prosecutor's Office accusing former Mayor Fernando Haddad of unjust enrichment.

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiff was aware of slush fund payments by construction company UTC, of R$2.6 million (US$650,000) from the 2012 campaign.

The charges were . . .

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