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Five members of Court of Accounts of Rio are arrested on corruption charges

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In an operation baptized “The Fifth of Gold” (reference to an Portuguese colonial taxation of 20 percent – o quinto (a fifth) o the gold discovered)  the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office  and the Federal Police (PF)  arrested  five member  of  Rio de Janeiro State Court of Accounts. They are suspect of misappropriation of public funds during the period Sérgio Cabral (in prison) was governor of the State.

The president Rio’s Legislative Assembly of Rio, Jorge Picciani (PMDB, the same party of President Temer), was detained for questioning. He is the father of Sports Minister Leonardo Picciani.