By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – At the request of the Rio de Janeiro Prosecutor’s office a court blocked the assets of former state governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão on Wednesday. According to the officials, Pezão’s assets total R$45.6 million, some of which came from illegal bribes.

“The investigations showed that, after (ex-governor) Sérgio Cabral's departure from the government, Pezão assumed the position and leadership of the criminal organization, maintaining its operation,” stated the document given to the courts by the prosecutor’s office.

According to officials . . .

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