Mensalão Case in Minas Gerais, Brazil, Rattles State’s Opposition Party

Posted on January 9, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Politics

On January 6, 2013, O Estado de São Paulo reported that the pending case against a member of Brazil’s Social Democracy Party (PSDB) in the state of Minas Gerais puts the party in a difficult position, as PSDB represents the opposition in Brazil’s federal government and currently is the strongest force ensuring the continuation of the case against those convicted in the federal Mensalão scandal, principally from the governing Workers’ Party (PT).  Eduardo Azeredo, state deputy from Minas Gerais and former governor of the state, faces charges of money laundering and embezzlement on the state level, bringing about the scandal commonly known as the “Mensalão Mineiro” (Minas Gerais Mensalão).  Read Article

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