The mayor of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Crivella, was arrested at his home at 6 am local time on the 22nd. After being arrested, Crivella was taken directly to the police station in the north of Rio City.
Also arrested at the same time as Crivella were Moras, the former police chief of Rio City, the chief financial officer of Crivella’s campaign team and a businessman.
They were arrested during an investigation into the bribery case of the Rio Municipal Government by the police and the Rio Public Department.
The police investigation into the bribery case of the Rio city government began in 2018.
At that time, a foreign exchange dealer who was arrested by the police on money laundering charges admitted that he was employed by a company closely related to the Rio city government and the mayor himself.
The municipal government signs contracts with other companies and repays debts through this leather bag company.
Marcelo Crivella has served as the mayor of Rio since 2017. The day he was arrested was nine days before the end of his term.