Brazil’s Ex-Presidential Candidate Haddad Accused of Money Laundering

It is the first time that Haddad has become a defendant of a criminal charge, and he denies the allegations and says he will defend himself.

By Jay Forte, Contributing Reporter
 
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The candidate defeated in the race for the Presidency of Brazil from the PT (Workers' Party) and ex-mayor of São Paulo, Fernando Haddad, became a defendant yesterday (November 19th) against charges of passive corruption and money laundering.

The São Paulo court has received the complaint from the Public Prosecutor's Office, which accuses him of receiving R$2.6 million from UTC to pay off campaign debts. Haddad denies the allegations and says he will defend himself.

It is the first time that the PT politician has become . . .

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