Interview: Brazil prosecutor Carlos Welter on the Car Wash probe

Interview: Brazil prosecutor Carlos Welter on the Car Wash probe

Brazil Economy & Policy Interviews

LF: Describe your role in the investigation. CW: We’re a team of 11 prosecutors and our work is linked with other state organizations, the federal police, the department of federal revenue and the central bank. We’re talking with them all of the time and exchanging information. The last two years we have investigated, we have about 179 people accused, eight people convicted and we’ve recovered about $500 million. We’ve seized $1 billion in assets from shell companies and builder companies. We’re investigating and trying to put these people in jail. LF: What’s your sense as to how many more people we could see involved? CW: I’m not sure we’re in the middle. We’re probably 30% or 40% into the

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