Florianópolis Mayor Suspected of Being Part of a Criminal Organization

Gean Loureiro, the mayor of Florianópolis, was arrested this Tuesday, June 18th, and released again after giving testimony.

By Xiu Ying, Contributing Reporter

FLORIANÓPOLIS - Gean Loureiro, the mayor of Florianópolis, the capital of Santa Catarina, was arrested yesterday, June 18th, suspected of being part of a criminal organization that allegedly violated the legal confidentiality of police operations in Santa Catarina, in addition to participating in a scheme to obstruct investigations by government agencies.

Federal Police arrested him as part of Operation Chabu, which has served six additional warrants for temporary arrest and 23 search and seizure warrants. The judicial requests were issued by the Federal 4th Regional Court (TRF-4) in Porto Alegre, the capital of . . .

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