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Former Rio Governor Garotinho and Wife Arrested for Corruption

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 . . .

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