Brazilians concerned with rampant corruption in their political system have reason to rejoice today: the man who many consider the most corrupt politician in Brazil – a title for which there is much competition – has been removed from office.
This morning, a Brazilian Supreme Court justice determined that Eduardo Cunha, the current President of the Chamber of Deputies, a position equivalent to the Speaker of the House in the U.S., (making him Brazil’s #2 if President Dilma Rousseff is impeached), should have his term suspended.
The justice explained the decision by citing the numerous and varied corruption proceedings that Cunha is currently caught up in. Some of those proceedings are related to graft charges in the massive Car Wash corruption investigation into Petrobras contacts that has washed over top-tier politicians of all political parties, including former president Luiz Ignacio da Silva. Some of those investigations are related to the good old-fashioned pay-to-play-politics that seem to dominate Brazilian governance.
The full original article can be found at forbes.com