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Former Rio de Janeiro governor sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption and money laundering

Former Rio de Janeiro governor sentenced to 14 years in prison for corruption and money laundering

Former Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Sergio Cabral was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years and two months in prison for corruption and 12 counts of money laundering in connection with Brazil’s billion-dollar corruption investigation known as Lava Jato, or Car Wash.

The Lava Jato investigation has already led to the arrest of several high-ranking politicians and businesspeople, including former lower house Speaker Eduardo Cunha and Marcelo Odebrecht, chief executive of construction giant Odebrecht.

Initially meant to look into a money laundering scheme, it has since expanded to cover allegations of corruption at state-run oil company Petrobras, where executives allegedly awarded...

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