Imprisoned Mensaleiros Fundraise to Pay Fines

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - Supporters of high-ranking members of the Workers' Party (PT), José Genoino, Delúbio Soares and José Dirceu, condemned in the landmark mensalão cash-for-votes corruption trial have set up crowdfunding websites, as well as organized fundraisers, to help pay for the fines imposed by Brazil's highest court for the politicians' crimes.

The move has prompted criticism from members of the country's Congress and the Supreme Federal Court (STF) in what seems like an attempt to avoid full punishment in a trial that has been . . .

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