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Candidates in Brazil Running into Legal Woes Before October Elections

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – With less than one month from the first round of general elections in Brazil, corruption accusations and convictions of some important local and national candidates has pegged this election as one of the most confusing in Brazil’s recent history.

On Tuesday (September 4th) Rio de Janeiro’s federal court (TRF2) not only upheld the conviction of former Rio governor and gubernatorial candidate Anthony Garotinho but increased his sentence from two years and six months to four years and six months of imprisonment.

According to the Lei da Ficha Limpa . . .

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