Rio de Janeiro: Federal Police Investigate Corruption in Witzel Government

In one operation, the task force branch of Lava Jato disclosed many allegedly shady relationships, with payment of kickbacks in exchange for awarding contracts without having public bids.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - At the heart of one of the worst crises in the Jair Bolsonaro administration, the Superintendency of the Federal Police of Rio de Janeiro has delivered a major blow to the political plans of Governor Wilson Witzel, one of the president's rivals for the Presidency in 2022. When Operation 'Favorito' was launched, the Rio de Janeiro State Federal Police (PF) shed light on a corruption scandal involving public officials in the state, which began under ex-Governor Sérgio Cabral and continues under the current administration.

In one operation, the task force branch of Lava . . .

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