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Courts to Investigate Three Former Presidents in Brazil

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The Supreme Court Justice in Brazil, Edson Fachin, sent the information of three former presidents, obtained through plea-bargaining agreements with Odebrecht executives, to the lower courts, since the three leaders no longer have privileged forums in the Supreme Court.

The information given by the executives about illicit money given to ex-Presidents Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff will be reviewed by the lower courts.

The fourth former president noted in the testimonies, Fernando Collor de Mello, will continue in the Supreme Court, since . . .

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