By Brennan Stark, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The terrible tragedy of Região Serrana in early January this year has, unfortunately, been further tainted with allegations of corruption and the diverting of disaster relief funds into private pockets. Former councilman Odenir Cardoso Moreira, better known as "Quincas," is currently being investigated by the Polícia Militar (Military Police) for the misappropriation of relief funds intended for the city of Teresópolis after the worst natural disaster in modern Brazilian history.

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