Electoral Court Convicts Former Governor of Minas Gerais

According to the sentence, the crimes were committed between 2011 and 2014, when Fernando Pimentel was Minister of Development under President Dilma Rousseff, before he became governor of Minas Gerais in 2015.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The former governor of Minas Gerais, Fernando Pimentel, has been sentenced by a first instance Electoral Court to ten years and six months in prison for influence peddling and money laundering. The convicted politician may remain free while appealing.

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