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Ex-governor of Rio said he didn’t exactly receive bribes

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Former governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Sérgio Cabral (PMDB), questioned Monday (Oct.23) by Judge Marcelo Bretas resorted to legal technicalities, to seek a softer verdict.

Cabral said that the high standard of living he had, and the purchasing of high-cost jewelry, was no with bribe money, but with party’s slush money.

According to the former governor, the construction companies did not pay bribes,  but they gave money to parties for campaign, and the resources he used were a piece of that money.