Embezzlement

José Genoino, one of the former leaders of the PT found guilty in the "mensalão" trial. Credit: CC BY 2.5

Brazil’s Mensalao Trial: Blow to Corruption or Political Ploy?

Regarded by the mainstream media and opposition in Brazil as a landmark case in the fight against corruption, the Supreme Court trial of politicians and business leaders could have an exemplary effect if the justice system applies the same standard in other, less visible, cases.

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