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Brazilian Senate Approves Controversial Measure Against Misuse of Power by Judges and Prosecutors

By Xiu Ying

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Senate approved on Wednesday, June 26th, the bill dealing with measures to combat corruption and misuse of power.

Inspired by the Federal Public Prosecutor's initiative, known as the "Ten Measures Against Corruption", the proposal provides for a specific criminalization of electoral black cash and classifies several corruption-related crimes as heinous.

In addition, it addresses the so-called misuse of power, and seeks to criminalize the conduct of judges and members of the Federal Prosecutor's Office, when committed with the purpose of prejudicing third parties, for their personal advantage or . . .

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