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Brazil: justice dismisses another misconduct suit against former Rio Governor Cabral

Judge Maria Paula Gouvêa Galhardo of the 4th Court of the Public Treasury of Rio de Janeiro dismissed an action of improbity against former governor Sérgio Cabral, accused of favoring a construction company by receiving R$1 million (US$190,000) in bribes.

Based on the denunciation of Ricardo Pernambuco, Ricardo Pernambuco Júnior, and Tania Maria Silva Fontenelle, respectively controller, director, and employee of Carioca Engenharia, the Public Ministry said the scheme involved the purchase of overpriced cattle from the company Agrobilara, of the former president of the Legislative Assembly of Rio Jorge Picciani, who died in . . .

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