RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Tuesday morning, the Federal Police launched Operation Paralelo 23 , the third stage of Lava Jato in partnership with the São Paulo Electoral Court. The investigations involve Senator José Serra (PSDB-SP) - a former governor of the State of São Paulo - who is suspected of having received some R$5 million in unaccounted-for campaign donations (slush fund) in the 2014 elections.
The investigators pointed to evidence that Qualicorp, a group that sells and manages collective health insurance plans, has defrauded contracts to conceal transfers to the senator's campaign. Yesterday morning, the Federal . . .