Brazil: former minister sentenced to prison for corruption scheme of buying votes

Posted on November 13, 2012 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Crime

The Brazilian former Minister José Dirceu was sentenced by the Supreme Court to 10 years and 10 months in prison yesterday for his role in buying votes in Congress under President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. n the so-called trial of the century, Dirceu, chief of staff between 2003 and 2005 and one of the main leaders of the Workers Party (PT left) governing Brazil, was accused of being primarily responsible for the corruption scheme that operated during Lula’s first government sa Silva (2003-2007)……. Read Article

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