Genoino Leaves Prison for Hospital: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Federal deputy José Genoino, one of the eleven politicians and businessmen who recently began serving prison sentences after their conviction in the mensalão trial, fell ill on the afternoon of Thursday, November 21st and was transferred from Papuda Penitentiary in Brasília to a nearby hospital.

The Brazilian Chamber of Deputies postponed the opening of impeachment proceedings against him until next week in response to his deteriorating health . . .

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