São Paulo Prosecutors Investigate Environment Minister Salles’ Suspicious Enrichment

Ricardo Salles' declared assets have increased 335 percent over five years; he denies any wrongdoing.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo Prosecutor's Office has opened an investigation into the suspected illegal enrichment of Environment Minister Ricardo Salles between 2012 and 2017, a period during which he switched between his activities as a lawyer and positions in the São Paulo government.

The prosecution has called for the breach of Salles' banking and tax confidentiality, although the measure has twice been denied by state courts . . .

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