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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?