Brazilian Court Orders Ouster of Mayor for Irregularly Hiring 1,800 People

Judge Silvia Meirelles stated that Jonas Donizette, mayor of Campinas, used the staff of the Municipal Public Administration to grant benefits to his political accomplices and friends.

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The 6th Chamber of the São Paulo Appellate Court ordered the dismissal of the Mayor of Campinas, Jonas Donizette, for administrative misconduct. The ruling orders the mayor to forfeit his civil service employment, suspends his political rights for five years and imposes a fine of 30 times his salary, in addition to ordering the dismissal of 1,851 incorrectly appointed municipal employees.

Campinas, 90 kilometers from São Paulo, is the third largest city in the State, with 1.1 million inhabitants, and has one of the highest Human Development Indexes (HDI . . .

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