Investigating the corruption scandal of the Brazilian judge killed in plane crash

A small plane, on Board of which was a member of the Federal Supreme court of Brazil Zawaski Theory, fell into the Atlantic ocean off the coast of the state of Rio de Janeiro. About it reports on Thursday, January 19, Globo.

The relationship with the private Hawker Beechcraft King Air C90, which was heading from Sao Paulo to Paraty, went missing around 14:00 local time (19:00 GMT). All on Board the plane were three people. Two died on the spot, one of the crew members was found alive, but later died. Information about the death Zawacki confirmed in the social networks of his son.

Currently at the crash site work emergency services. Sent marine crane, which will attempt to raise the plane.

About the incident informed the President of Brazil Michel Temer.

According to TASS, Zawaski was investigating the participation of representatives of the government and Parliament of Brazil in corruption schemes in state oil and gas company Petrobras . In particular, he made decisions about the arrests of the suspects, who had immunity from prosecution.

Petrobras was at the center of a corruption scandal in 2014, when it became known that several high-ranking officials to sign contracts, for which they received a Commission of 3% of the contract amount. Subsequently, the money went to bribe politicians and officials. Brazilian Authorities believe that inflating prices and bribes the participants in the fraudulent scheme to illegally earned about 3 billion 800 million dollars.