Brazil corruption probe: Rio state ex-governor Cabral held

Brazil corruption probe: Rio state ex-governor Cabral held
 

Police in Brazil have arrested a former governor of Rio de Janeiro state, Sergio Cabral.
Police said his arrest was connected to an investigation into allegations that the Rio state government embezzled more than $64m (£51m) of federal funds aimed for construction projects.
Federal officers searched his home on Thursday. The probe is part of Brazil's wider "Car Wash" corruption inquiry.
Bystander shouted "Thief!" as Mr Cabral was taken away for questioning.
'Kickbacks for contracts' He is the most high-profile politician to be arrested in recent months over corruption... read more

 
17 November 2016 in World News, Views: 30
Source: BBC
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