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Lava Jato Case in Brazil Retrieves Billions in First Two Years

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two years after the start of the largest corruption investigations Brazil has ever witnessed, the Lava Jato (Carwash) has rendered 93 convictions and returned to the government more than R$2.9 billion worth of proceeds from bribes and money laundering. The Federal Public Ministry however requests the retrieval of more than R$ 21.8 billion worth from these bribes.

Data from prosecutors involved in the case report more than R$6.4 billion had been given to former directors of state-owned oil giant Petrobras by some of the . . .

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