RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Fernando Haddad (PT) was convicted of having a slush fund ("caixa dois") from UTC Engenharia in the 2012 campaign when he was elected mayor of São Paulo.
The penalty imposed by the judge of the 1st Electoral Court of São Paulo, Francisco Shintate, for electoral misrepresentation, is four years and six months, in house arrest. The decision is subject to appeal.
The former mayor was denounced for receiving a slush fund of R$2.6 million (US$650,000) from UTC Engenharia. Electoral court prosecutor Luiz Henrique Dal Poz said in the charge that . . .