By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The 21st phase of the Lava Jato (Car wash) investigation started early Tuesday morning with Brazil’s Federal Police executing 53 search warrants including on the two residences of Chamber of Deputies’ President, Eduardo Cunha, Chamber offices and the residences of two Cabinet members, a senator and a Congressional representative.

The warrants were issued by a Supreme Court Judge at the request of federal prosecutors. According to Brazil’s Federal Police (PF) the search warrants were issued so that ‘important evidence (in the mega-corruption scandal) would not be destroyed . . .

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