Convicted Mensalão Fugitive Brought Back to Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After almost three years after being convicted of a vote-buying scandal known as mensalão, Henrique Pizzolato, the former marketing director of Banco do Brasil, is back on Brazilian soil and headed for Brasilia’s Papuda Prison to serve his term.

Pizzolato was convicted of passive corruption and money laundering in August of 2012 and sentenced to twelve years and seven months. He was accused of receiving more than R$325,000 from the corruption scheme.

While waiting for his appeals to be judged, Pizzolato, who also has Italian . . .

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