By Elizangela Valarini and Markus Pohlmann
Teori Zavascki, one of the 11 Ministers of the Supreme Federal Court of Brazil, was killed on 19 January 2017 in an aircraft crash. Teori Zavascki was the justice presiding over the trials resulting from Operation Car Wash. He was in charge of the legal proceedings of Petrobras Scandal and the intertwining relations between economic and political corruptions in Brazil it helped to unearth. His successor, Luiz Edson Fachin, has now assumed the mantle.