August 13, 2020

Brazilian to surrender $190 mn in laundered money

Rio de Janeiro (AFP) – A Brazilian foreign exchange dealer accused of masterminding a massive money-laundering scheme has agreed to surrender nearly $190 million in a plea bargain “unprecedented in scale,” prosecutors said Thursday.Dario Messer, known as the “Master Dollar-Dealer,” agreed to cooperate with the authorities in their ongoing investigation, whose targets also include former Paraguayan president Horacio Cartes.Messer was arrested last year in an offshoot of “Operation Car Wash,” a massive anti-corruption investigation that brought down a laundry list of powerful politicians and bus…


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