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Rio de Janeiro’s Governor Pezão Arrested for Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão, was arrested early Thursday morning in the official governor’s residence, Laranjeiras Palace. According to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office (MPF), the governor committed crimes against the public, including corruption and money laundering.

In a press conference after the arrest, Attorney General, Raquel Dodge stated that ‘despite being a trusted man of (former governor) Sergio Cabral and assuming a fundamental role in that criminal organization, including succeeding him in his leadership, Luiz Fernando Pezão operated his own corruption . . .

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