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Brazilian Feds target Rio’s Trump Hotel project

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Rio’s defunct Trump Hotel project (now LSH Lifestyle)

Brazil’s Federal Police launched an operation this morning to target a bribery scheme involving former and current directors of BRB — a bank controlled by the state administration of Brasília. In exchange, these directors would push for investments into the now-defunct Trump Hotel project in Rio de Janeiro (currently named LSH Lifestyle). At least five arrest warrants have been issued by a federal court in Brasília.

The list of investigated individuals is rather odd — including not only bank directors, but also the son and daughter of a 1980s soap opera star, and the grandson of the...

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