RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Rio de Janeiro State Prosecutor's Office (MP-RJ) says it found evidence of "atypical billion-reais transactions" from the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God (IURD) and said it was "plausible to infer" that the religious organization is being "used as an instrument to launder money resulting from the endemic corruption installed at the top of Rio's municipal administration." Mayor Marcelo Crivella is a IURD-licensed bishop.
The MP investigation began in March this year and is looking into an alleged 'Kickback HQ' at Rio's City Hall.
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