Brazil’s supreme court voted on Thursday to convict former President Fernando Collor de Mello on corruption and money laundering charges.
Six of the court’s 10 judges voted to convict Collor, 73, who was impeached in 1992 on corruption charges.
While Thursday’s vote meant his conviction was certain, the remaining four judges will vote on Wednesday when the session resumes. At that time, the justices will also decide on Collor’s sentence, which could include jail time.
The latest charges against Collor are an outgrowth of the so-called Car Wash probe which sent dozens of politicians and business leaders to jail, including several former presidents.