Luiz Fernando Pezão Wiki, Luiz Fernando Pezão Bio
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Pezão has a degree in Administration and became a politician in the 1980s, as councilor of Piraí. He then served two times as mayor of the town.
In 2006, Pezão was chosen by Sérgio Cabral, then-candidate to the governorship of Rio de Janeiro, to be his running mate. They won the election and Pezão took office as Vice Governor and State Secretary of Public Works simultaneously.
Luiz Fernando Pezão – 62nd Governor of Rio de Janeiro
He assumed the office of governor due to the resignation of Sérgio Cabral, that at the time had plans to run for the Senate).
Pezão is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement, one of the most powerful political parties of the country.
He was reelected governor in the 2014 gubernatorial election, running against former governor Anthony Garotinho, and the senators Lindberg Farias and Marcelo Crivella.
Luiz Fernando Pezão Arrest
On 29 November 2018, after a request of the Prosecutor General of the Republic Raquel Dodge, accepted by the Justice of the Superior Court of Justice Felix Fischer, Pezão was arrested by the Federal Police in a new phase of Operation Car Wash, named Operation Werewolf (Operação Boca de Lobo). Pezão is accused of proceeding with corruption schemes that began during the government of Sérgio Cabral. As his term ends on 31 December 2018, Vice Governor Francisco Dornelles took office as Acting Governor.
The allegations relate to the time when Pezão served as deputy for the then-governor of Rio, Sergio Cabral. Cabral himself is currently in prison after he was found guilty of money laundering and corruption last year.
Prosecutors say Pezão is suspected of taking 25m-reais-worth ($6.5m; £5m) in kickbacks between 2007 and 2015.