Judge Orders Suspension of Mayor in Ceará, Brazil, Over Corruption Scandal

Posted on April 9, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Corruption, Politics

On April 9, 2013, Folha de São Paulo reported that a judge in the state of Ceará has ordered the immediate suspension of the mayor of Quixeramobim, Cirilo Pimenta, and his vice-mayor, Tarsus Borges, on corruption charges. The suspension will last 180 days, and a special session will help to replace the executives for the period. The action is part of a wider effort by federal authorities to root out corruption throughout the political system, enlisting the help of 11 other states, as well as federal prosecutors.  Read Article

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