Federal Judge Sergio Moro handed out more prison sentences on Wednesday, this time to executives in Brazilian construction firm OAS, which was ensnared in the country’s biggest corruption scandal in history centered around state-run oil company Petrobras.
OAS Chief Executive Jose Aldemario Pinheiro Filho was sentenced to 16 years and 4 months, and was also ordered to pay fines.
Executives almost never serve their full sentences in prison in Brazil. The courts more often grant requests for house arrest and reduced sentences after serving only a portion of the original sentence.
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