João Vaccari Neto

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João Vaccari Neto
João Vaccari Neto, former treasurer of Brazil's Worker's Party)
Born (1958-10-30) October 30, 1958 (age 58)
São Paulo, Brazil
Occupation Banker and politician

João Vaccari Neto (born October 30, 1958, São Paulo) is a Brazilian banker and labor union leader. He is the Secretary of Finance and Planning of the Workers Party (PT) and was president of the cooperative known as BANCOOP (Housing Cooperative Bank of São Paulo). He is currently incarcerated in Pinhais near Curitiba.

Biography and Controversies

Vaccari Neto was born is São Paulo. He is most widely recognized for his involvement in Brazilian political scandals. He has been accused of participating and leading the Mensalão scandal and the BANCOOP case, and was arrested, convicted, and imprisoned for his involvement in the Petrobras scandal called Operação Lava Jato.[1]

He was also a member of the Board of Directors of Itaipu Binacional. In 2002, he was elected as an alternate senator by São Paulo, in the list headed by Aloizio Mercadante.

Conviction and incarceration

On June 22, 2015 Vaccari was convicted for the crimes of bribery, money laundering and criminal association and sentenced to 15 years and four months in prison. He is incarcerated in the Complexo Médico-Penal prison in Pinhais in the metropolitan region of Curitiba.[2][3]


  1. ^ Jelmayer, Rogerio (2015-04-15). "Brazil Police Arrest Workers’ Party Treasurer Joao Vaccari Neto". Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 27 August 2015. 
  2. ^ Rizerio, Lara (2015-09-21). [Moro condena Vaccari a 15 anos de prisão e Duque a 28 anos no âmbito da Lava Jato - InfoMoney Veja mais em: "Moro condemns Vaccari to 15 years"] Check |url= value (help). Retrieved 21 September 2015. 
  3. ^ Kaniak, Thais; Dionísio, Bibiana (2015-09-21). "Vaccari e Duque são condenados por corrupção e lavagem de dinheiro". O Globo (in Portuguese). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Globo Comunicação e Participações. Retrieved 2016-05-18. 
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