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STF Reviews Mensalão Sentences

By Maria Lopez Conde, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The Attorney General in Brazil petitioned the Federal Supreme Court (STF) not to issue new verdicts for the former high-ranking government officials and party leaders convicted in the "mensalão" trial. The country's highest court finalized its review of the appeals filed by 25 people convicted in the vote-buying scheme last week and could face a new round of appeals this week.

The Attorney General, Helenita Acioli, has qualified the possibility of new appeals as "absurd" on the grounds that the Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?

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