RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Constitution, Justice, and Citizenship Committee (CCJ) of the Senate approved on Wednesday, July 10th, by 17 votes to 2, the bill that defines the crime of electoral slush fund.

An electoral slush fund consists of unreported campaign financing. Currently, there is no legislation defining this as a crime. When a politician commits such an act, it is classified under an article in the Electoral Code on misrepresentation, with a penalty . . .

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