Seven Samarco Executives Charged With Homicide in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Officials in Brazil have issued arrest warrants for seven people connected to the collapse of the Samarco dam in Mariana in November of 2015, including the company’s CEO. All seven are charged with homicide in the accident that led to the deaths of nineteen people, two of whom have not been found.

According to state officials, Samarco’s CEO, Ricardo Vescovi, along with five other company employees and an engineer from VogBR were negligent in the deaths of those who perished after the dam burst, spilling tons of contaminated . . .

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