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Operation Car Wash’s Sandcastle

Operation Car Wash’s Sandcastle

Years before Operation Car Wash and Judge Sergio Moro shattered the Brazilian political system, another probe threatened political parties and construction companies. Back in 2009, Operation Sandcastle investigated illegal donations these companies made to parties from all sides of the political spectrum—and nearly pulled the thread to reveal how putrid the Brazilian political establishment had become. Sounds a lot like the Car Wash case, right?

But if you’ve never heard of Operation Sandcastle, it’s because it was dismissed by the Superior Court of Justice for relying on illegal proceedings. The probe gathered...

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