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Luiz Fernando Pezão Bio, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Wife (Maria Lúcia Jardim), Governor of Rio de Janeiro

November 2018 - Rio Governor, Luiz Fernando Pezão arrested on corruption charges

Luiz Fernando Pezão Wiki

Luiz Fernando Pezão Bio

Luiz Fernando de Souza, commonly known as Luiz Fernando Pezão or even Pezão (English: Bigfoot) was born on 29th March 1958. He is an entrepreneur, politician and the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro. He was succeeded by interim Governor Francisco Dornelles on 28 March 2016.
Luiz Fernando PezãoPersonal details
Luiz Fernando Pezão Age 29 March 1958 (age 60) Piraí, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Luiz Fernando Pezão Nationality Brazilian
Luiz Fernando Pezão Political party MDB
Luiz Fernando Pezão Wife Maria Lúcia Jardim
Luiz Fernando Pezão Net Worth He has an estimated Net Worth of $10.5 Million as of 2018
62nd Governor of Rio de Janeiro
Assumed office  4 April 2014
Vice Governor Francisco Dornelles
Preceded by Sérgio Cabral
Succeeded by Wilson Witzel (elect)
Vice Governor of Rio de Janeiro
In office 1 January 2007 – 3 April 2014
Governor Sérgio Cabral
Preceded by Luiz Paulo Conde
Succeeded by Francisco Dornelles
6th Mayor of Piraí
In office 1 January 1997 – 1 January 2005
Preceded by Arthur Henrique Tutuca
Succeeded by Arthur Henrique Tutuca

Luiz Fernando Pezão Biography

Pezão earned his degree in Administration in the 1970s  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.

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.

Luiz Fernando Pezão – 62nd Governor of Rio de Janeiro

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 (Operation Car Wash)

On 28th November 2018, Police in Brazil arrested  Luiz Fernando Pezão, the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro on allegations that he took bribes when he was deputy governor of Rio from 2007 to 2014.

Pezão has denied taking any illicit funds. He comes in as the latest politician to be detained as part Operation Car Wash, a corruption investigation which has resulted in the arrest of a long list of high-ranking politicians and businessmen.

Operation Car Wash is an ongoing criminal investigation being carried out by the Federal Police of Brazil, Curitiba Branch, and judicially commanded by Judge Sérgio Moro since 17th March 2014.

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.



Moses Njoroge is the Senior Editor at Glob Intel, a news and IT service provider company. He has a wide range of experience in freelance writing, Web/System Development and other related IT services.

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