Federal Superior Court Confirms Witzel’s Suspension as Rio de Janeiro Governor

Of the 15 Special Court judges, only one spoke out against the removal of Governor Witzel, accused by the Federal Prosecutor's Office of having been involved in a massive scheme to divert health funds during the pandemic.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil's Federal Superior Court (STJ) has maintained Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel removed from his office until February next year. Of the 15 Special Court judges on the panel hearing Witzel's appeal, 14 voted in . . .

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