By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Two main participants in Brazil’s largest corruption and bribery scandals in recent history have been sentenced to jail time by federal prosecutors. Former Petrobras Supply director, Paulo Roberto Costa, and black-market money dealer, Alberto Youssef, were convicted for their involvement with the overcharging of the construction of the Abreu e Lima Refinery in Pernambuco state.
Federal Judge, Sérgio Moro, denied a judicial pardon to the two accused men although both have been cooperating with federal police for reduced incarceration times.
“Judicial pardon is not applicable in this . . .