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Minas Gerais court accepts charges against 16 people related to dam disaster

RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - A judge in the state court of Minas Gerais has accepted charges against 16 people related to the Vale SA dam disaster in Brumadinho a year ago, according to a statement on Friday.

Former Vale Chief Executive Fabio Schvartsman is among defendants in the Brazilian criminal case over the deadly dam burst, the statement posted on the court website said. T (Reporting by Marta Nogueira in Rio de Janeiro Editing by Leslie Adler)