By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Rio de Janeiro governor Anthony Garotinho and his wife, and also former head of the state, Rosinha Garotinho, were arrested on Wednesday for corruption, participation in a criminal organization and vote tampering.
According to news media G1 a Federal Police agent stated that the arrests of the two former heads of Rio’s state government were related to a plea-bargaining agreement with former JBS executive Ricardo Saud.
Garotinho claims that the arrests are payback for exposing the corruption scheme in Rio’s legislative assembly by his successor, now . . .