Brazil’s Lava Jato Focuses on Ex-Lawmaker, Foreign Ship Owner

A former government leader in the Lower House was arrested and Greek diplomat and ship owner are being investigated in relation to the mega corruption graft.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Federal police officials in Brazil arrested Congressional representative, Candido Vaccarezza this morning (August 18th) as it launched the 43rd and 44th phases of Operação Lava Jato (Car Wash). The operations also include illicit dealings between Petrobras directors and Greek ship owners.

This is the first time two phases of the Lava Jato Operation has taken place at the same time. In the latest two phases, dubbed Sem Fronteiras (Without Borders) and Abate (Slaughter), officials focused their investigations in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.

Vaccarezza is being investigated . . .

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