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Lava Jato Corruption Investigation Completes 3 Years in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – On Friday the largest anti-corruption investigation ever conducted in Brazil, Lava Jato (Carwash) marks its third anniversary. Since 2014, 38 phases of the investigation have occurred.

There have been 746 searches and seizures conducted, 198 arrests made, 57 criminal charges filed against 260 persons and prosecutors have been able to recover R$10 billion of the graft money.

“At the present time, we have the diagnosis of corruption that has roots in our history and whose tentacles have embraced many public agencies. In the future, we see some obstacles . . .

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