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Head of Brazil's nuclear energy development sentenced 43 years in jail for corruption

Tuesday, August 9th 2016 - 08:57 UTC
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The CEO of Brazil’s nuclear power company Eletronuclear, was sentenced to serve 43 years in prison by a Rio de Janeiro judge, Valor Economico newspaper reported. Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva considered the father of Brazil’s nuclear program and a pillar of the military-industrial establishment was convicted of corruption, money-laundering, organized crime and obstruction of justice, in the latest chapter of the country’s historic “Operation Carwash” investigation. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    The “elite” of Brazil just cannot help themselves helping themselves to cash they have no right to (see what I did there?).

    Soon as you see 'Lula' mentioned you know it's going to involve graft and corruption.

    That's exactly what you get when illiterate and innumerate people like Lula get involved with anything they can rob.

    Brazil Nutters!

    Aug 09th, 2016 - 06:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The problem with Brazil's “elite”, is that it is made up mostly of corrupt politicians, unscrupulous businessmen and greedy bankers.....
    They totally lack any sense of morality and 90% of them aren't worth their weight in shit.

    Aug 10th, 2016 - 06:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 2 Jack Bauer
    “They totally lack any sense of morality and 90% of them aren't worth their weight in shit.”

    Hang on a cotton picking minute! I thought all of Brazil were card carrying RCC headbangers?

    How can they all be crooks except the wankers of course (rhyming slang)? :o)

    PS Our erstwhile gordo1/01 aka as 'Nancy' is of course a retired banker and he's a downright liar but so proud of being an RCC prisoner of the Vatican. So yes, I see how it can happen.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 11:44 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @4 ChrisR
    Those that follow the RCC are a bit under 60%, while the Evangelicals , on the uprise, represent just over 20%. Anyway, it's obvious that their claimed commitment to the RCC does not positively influence the daily actions of those in positions of power.....
    The fact that a Catholic can obtain 'forgiveness' of a crime - in the eyes of the Church - through confession to a priest, probably has a lot to do with it.

    Aug 11th, 2016 - 06:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    - Change the Constitution
    - Change the Legal System
    - Legalize Corruption” [money laundering is about to get legalized in any case!]

    Aug 12th, 2016 - 04:58 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    @ 4 Jack Bauer

    Ah yes, the old get-out clause! As if!

    Aug 12th, 2016 - 07:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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