RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki, who had a central role overseeing a massive corruption investigation roiling Latin America's largest nation, has died in a plane crash, his son said Thursday. He was 68.
Francisco Prehn Zavascki wrote on his Facebook page that the plane crashed outside of Paraty, a popular coastal town about 155 miles (250 kilometers) west of Rio de Janeiro.
"Dear friends, we have just received confirmation that my father has died. Thank you for all the strength," the son wrote.