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Rio de Janeiro Governor arrested on graft charges

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Rio de Janeiro's was arrested on Thursday for his alleged involvement in a created by his predecessor and political ally, who is already serving a 100-year prison sentence.

Pezao was arrested as part of so-called Operation Car Wash, an ongoing criminal investigation led by the since 2014 into allegations of corruption and money laundering at the state-owned Petrobas company, news reported.

Pezao, accused for his alleged involvement in the created by his predecessor and political ally Sergio Cabral, was allegedly receiving monthly bribes valued at 150,000 Brazilian reales ($38,845) from companies that had been awarded irregular contracts by the

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First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:38 IST
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