By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - On Sunday, December 10th, Rio de Janeiro State’s public prosecutor’s office (MPRJ), announced it had obtained an order from the 8th Public Treasury Court, leveling a R$200,000 fine against former Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes.

The court also brought the fine against former Transportation Secretary Rafael Picciani, both for failing to ensure that Rio's 8,000-plus municipal buses have air-conditioning.

The MPRJ brought the suit against the two former officials alleging that they were required to have the entirety of Rio's Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed? Login Here