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Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Wednesday, November 13th a majority of the Federal Supreme Court (STF) voted to reject most of the latest set of appeals made by defendants in the “Mensalão” scandal. Surprisingly, the STF also voted to send most of the “mensaleiros” to jail. Immediately.

Had the decision used terminology from the board game “Monopoly” it would have been this: “Go to jail. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not . . .

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