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Two Former Rio Governors Arrested in Less Than 24 Hours

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The state of Rio de Janeiro has seen two former governors arrested in the last two days. Former governor, Anthony Garotinho, was arrested on Wednesday, November 16th, accused of vote tampering, and less than 24 hours later, former governor Sérgio Cabral was arrested early Thursday, November 17th, accused of receiving kickbacks from state construction works totaling R$220 million.

The kickbacks are linked to the Operação Lava Jato (Carwash Operation) corruption scandal. According to the federal police, there is strong evidence that Cabral was involved in the creation . . .

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