Alagoas, Brazil: Gang Accused of Embezzlement and Other Corruptive Crimes

Posted on July 6, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Crime, Police/Military Activity, Politics

On July 5, 2013, an operation by Gecoc and the Federal Police arrested five people accused of fraud, forgery, conspiracy, and embezzling public funds in Alagoas. The group of suspects embezzled R$949,476.50 from the public treasury. Amongst three of the suspects who are still fugitives is the former mayor of União dos Palmares, Areski Freitas (PTB). Read Article

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