Brazil’s Chief Justice Ratifies 77 Odebrecht Depositions

Seventy-seven executives agreed to plea-bargains in exchange to lesser penalties in the Lava Jato corruption scandal.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Chief Justice of Brazil’s Supreme Court, Carmen Lucia Rocha has ratified the 77 depositions given by Odebrecht executives in the investigation of the mega-corruption Lava Jato (Carwash) scandal.

“The documents will be sent over to the Prosecutor General’s Office today (Monday),” said the very brief statement released by the Supreme Court. Now Brazil’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, will analyze the documents and decide if there are grounds to investigate those mentioned in the depositions.

There was some concern that the Lava Jato investigations would suffer . . .

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