Unemployment Fraud Scheme Bust: Daily

By Mary Carroll, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Operation Chakal took place on Thursday with the aim of clamping down on a criminal organization suspected of defrauding nearly three hundred companies in Brazil. The group were involved in fraud on a grand scale and the attention to detail could be compared to that of a large specialized company. ‘Chakal’ had been the pseudonym used by the gang when dealing with federal agencies.

The Ministry for Labor and Employment estimates that the group accumulated . . .

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