Brazilian Government Releases Countrywide Corruption Statistics

Posted on April 16, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Politics

On April 15, 2013, Jornal do Brasil reported that the National Justice Advisory (CNJ) recently released statistics regarding corruption, money laundering and administrative improprieties for all of Brazil in 2012. In the report, there were 1,763 accusations of money laundering with another 3,742 judicial proceedings regarding administrative improprieties. Factoring in multiple defendants, the number of cases processed in 2012 reached 25,799. Attorney Gilberto Martins, chief counsel appointed for the project (known as Meta 18), noted that the numbers show that the Brazilian federal courts are not assigning as much priority to such cases as they should, noting frequent delays in the process as well.  Read Article

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