Brazil: Former head of Eletronuclear to face trial for bribery charges
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Brazil: Former head of Eletronuclear to face trial for bribery charges

A federal judge has accepted the charges filed earlier this week by prosecutors against the former head of Eletronuclear, the state-owned company that operates Brazil’s two nuclear power plants, for his suspected role in a bribery scandal.

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As a result, Othon Luiz Pinheiro da Silva will face trial for allegedly taking 4.5 million reals ($1.22 million) in bribes from construction companies for contracts involving the construction of the Angra 3 nuclear plant in Rio de Janeiro.

Judge Sergio Fernando Moro said in a statement that he also accepted the charges filed against 14 others including, Flavio David Barra, the top energy executive at construction firm, Andrade Gutierrez and da Silva’s daughter Ana Cristina Toniolo.

Associated Press