The Brazilian federal police said they were investigating corruption involving the use of public money destined to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro state, without mentioning who the targets are.
Reuters was unable to reach the governor for immediate comment.
Police are serving 12 search and seizure warrants, the police statement said. Thanks.
The sources said the probe is looking into alleged irregularities related to hospitals set up to treat patients with the COVID-19 respiratory disease.
The police raided the Palácio Laranjeiras, the governor’s official residence, and his personal home in the neighborhood of Grajaú.
The search and seizure warrants were issued by the Superior Court of Justice (STJ), Brazil’s second highest court.
No arrest warrants have been issued, according to a federal police source.
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