Fate of graft probe rests on Brazil top court vote on plea deals

Brazil’s Supreme Court is expected to rule on Thursday whether terms of plea bargains struck in the nation’s sweeping corruption probes can be revised by the full court, a move critics worry could sharply weaken the most potent weapon prosecutors wield in rooting out graft.

The court on Wednesday began debating that topic, and two of the 11 justices voted that the top court should have the right to revise the terms of plea bargains, but only after the defendants in cases in which their testimony was used have been sentenced.

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