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Newest member of Brazil’s top court to head corruption probes

The Supreme Court picked its newest member on Thursday to take over the investigations of politicians implicated in Brazil’s biggest graft scandal, which is expected to shake the country’s establishment and government.

Court officials said Justice Edson Fachin was chosen by random electronic selection from among a group of five of the court’s 10 members and will take over the corruption cases from Justice Teori Zavascki, who died in a plane crash two weeks ago.

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