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Flávio Bolsonaro gets a win in Rio appeals court

A three-judge panel at a Rio appeals court granted “parliamentary immunity” to Senator Flávio Bolsonaro in the investigation into alleged money-laundering operations carried out within his office, during his stint as a Rio state lawmaker. In practical terms, the case now leaves the trial courts and moves up to the appellate court, and will be conducted by the politically-appointed State Prosecutor General.

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