In this photo taken on May 8, 2008, Senator Joao Ribeiro speaks at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil. The high court said on its website Friday Feb. 24, 2012 that it will rule on the charges filed by the... more 
In this photo taken on May 8, 2008, Senator Joao Ribeiro speaks at the Senate in Brasilia, Brazil. The high court said on its website Friday Feb. 24, 2012 that it will rule on the charges filed by the federal attorney general against Senator Joao Ribeiro, who allegedly kept more than 30 workers in miserable conditions on his ranch in the Amazon jungle state of Para. In 2004, Labor Ministry inspectors found 35 workers on Ribeiro's ranch working 78 hours a week with no medical assistance, no days off and living in "subhuman" conditions. (AP Photo/Cristina Gallo) less 
1 / 1
Associated Press | Photo By Cristina Gallo
Fri, Feb 24, 2012 2:33 PM EST