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Rio de Janeiro mayor charged with corruption

Bolsonaro ally Marcelo Crivella accused of leading ‘well-structured and complex criminal organisation’

Rio de Janeiro’s outgoing mayor Marcelo Crivella, an ally of Brazil’s far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, has been arrested and charged with corruption.

Four carloads of police and prosecutors arrived at the mayor’s house in the affluent Barra da Tijuca neighbourhood before 6am.

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