Rio de Janeiro governor arrested in “car wash” graft probe

The Rio de Janeiro state governor was arrested on Thursday over allegations he took part in a graft and money laundering group, federal prosecutors said, in the latest blow to Brazil’s political elite by the “car wash” corruption probe.

Luiz Fernando Pezao was detained along with eight others as part of the investigation, which has led to convictions of scores of high level politicians and people from the business elite for a sprawling graft scheme.

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