Brazil Shuts Down the Task Force Investigating Lava Jato

For critics, dismantling the task force will hinder further investigations into what is considered one of the most widespread cases of corruption in the world.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The federal police in Brazil announced on Thursday that officers assigned to the task force responsible for investigating exclusively the facts related to the Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash) will be reintegrated into the regular investigative grid, spending some of their time on other investigations.

Prosecutors say that the dismantling of the task force will hinder further investigations into what is now considered one of the most widespread cases . . .

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