Court Fines Ex-Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes R$200,000

Former Transportation Secretary Rafael Picciani also fined R$200,000; the two ex-officials fined for failing to provide air-conditioning on all of Rio's 8,000-plus municipal buses.

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?