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By Lucy Jordan, Senior Contributing Reporter

BRASÍLIA, BRAZIL – Federal Police said Friday they had arrested six people in Brasília and São Paulo for alleged involvement in a corruption ring. In total, eighteen people are under investigation for influence peddling, bribery, conspiracy and forgery in connection with the scheme, which allegedly saw government approvals given to businesses in return for bribes.

The arrests, under Operação Porto Seguro, come weeks after sentences were passed down in the mensalão

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