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STJ Judge Releases Rio Mayor from Jail, Places Him under House Arrest with Anklet

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Federal Superior Court (STJ) Chief Judge Humberto Martins decided on Tuesday evening, December 22nd, to place Rio Mayor Marcelo Crivella under house arrest with an electronic anklet.

Nine days before leaving office, Crivella was arrested accused of leading the "Kickback HQ" installed in the Rio de Janeiro Executive branch.

"Although the case was based on evidence that in theory would justifiy pre-trial detention, I feel that the impossibility . . .

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