October 21 2017
The former governor of Brazil’s Rio de Janeiro state has been found guilty of money laundering and sentenced to 13 additional years in prison.
Last year, federal prosecutors accused Cabral of leading a criminal organization that accepted US$66 million in bribes from construction firms in exchange for infrastructure contracts from 2007 to 2014, the years he served as governor. Cabral, 53, faced his third trial for corruption charges, where he was found guilty for the third time.
The projects included the renovation of the famed Maracana Soccer Stadium, where the final match of the 2014 FIFA World Cup was held, along with public works in some of Rio’s biggest slums and the construction of a major highway around the city’s outskirts.