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Rio’s Ex-Governor Cabral Sentenced to 14 Years for Corruption

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The ex-governor of Rio de Janeiro, Sergio Cabral, was sentenced to fourteen years and two months in prison for passive corruption and money laundering in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) graft on Tuesday, June 13th.

The former governor will also have to pay a fine of R$528,000 in what Judge Sergio Moro called systematic bribe operations.

"The responsibility of a state governor is enormous and therefore also his culpability when he commits crimes. There can be no more serious offense than that of the one who betrays . . .

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