João Paulo Cunha

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João Paulo Cunha is a deputy of the Brazilian Workers Party from São Paulo and was elected president of the House of Representatives in 2003.[1] He left this position in 2005.[2]

In August 2012, whilst running the Brazilian municipal election in Osasco, Cunha was forced to pull out after he was convicted of corruption and money laundering. According to the accusation he received $24,000 (£15,000) from a businessman who was awarded a contract with Congress.[3]


  1. ^ Smith, Tony (4 February 2003). "Americas: Brazil: President Lacks Majority". New York Times. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  2. ^ "Biografia de João Paulo" (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on 22 December 2010. Retrieved 15 March 2011. 
  3. ^ BBC News (31 August 2012). "Brazil Mensalao trial claims politician Joao Paulo Cunha". BBC News.