Former Rio Governor Garotinho and Wife Arrested for Corruption

Rio's former governor, however, says corruption charges are payback for exposing corruption in the state's legislative assembly.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Former Rio de Janeiro governor Anthony Garotinho and his wife, and also former head of the state, Rosinha Garotinho, were arrested on Wednesday for corruption, participation in a criminal organization and vote tampering.

According to news media G1 a Federal Police agent stated that the arrests of the two former heads of Rio’s state government were related to a plea-bargaining agreement with former JBS executive Ricardo Saud.

Garotinho claims that the arrests are payback for exposing the corruption scheme in Rio’s legislative assembly by his successor, now . . .

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