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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The former president of the state-owned energy company Eletronuclear Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva was sentenced to 43 years in prison for bribery, money laundering, obstructing the Lava Jato (Carwash) investigations, tax evasion and participation in a criminal organization.

In addition to Silva twelve other persons were sentenced for their involvement in the embezzlement of public funds including Silva’s daughter. The former executive had been removed from his position in April of 2015 when allegations of his involvement in the scandal began to surface.

He was

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