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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The president of Brazil’s Chamber of Deputies, Eduardo Cunha, and former President, now Senator, Fernando Collor de Mello were accused of corruption and money laundering on Thursday, August 20th by the country’s general attorney, Rodrigo Janot, as part of the on-going Operation Lava Jato (Carwash Operation) investigations. The two are the first high-ranking politicians to be involved in what is already the country’s largest public corruption scheme in history.

According to documents presented by Janot to the Supreme Court, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?