"In the afternoon of this Thursday, after the decision of the special cut of the Superior Tribunal of Justice, that decided for his protective custody, José Roberto Arruda, the governor of Federal District (capital of Brazil) it left the official residence of Águas Claras and surrendered in the Superintendency of the Brazilian Federal Police, in Brasília.
The prison ordinance was ratified by 12 votes to 2. The prison request and of licensing of the position it was recorded by the Republic General Procurator Roberto Gurgel, motivated by the supposed attempt of journalist's Edson Sombra bribe, he testifies of the case." http://ultimosegundo.ig.com.br/escandalodf/2010/02/12/stf
Arruda and their main collaborators were filmed receiving packages and more packages of money to favor entrepreneurs that render services to Federal District. Before being arrested, Arruda was trying to hinder the investigation of the case by political pressure and bribe.
Before involving in the roughest Brazilian case of corruption, José Roberto Arruda was quoted to be candidate to Vice-president of José Serra (friend and Minister and former-president Fernando Henrique Cardoso).
"We are copying what gave right, I already copied experiences of Paraná, that gave right. Some experiences of Minas Gerais and now those experiences of São Paulo, I only have to thank to the governor Serra", Arruda said--only governor of DEM. Mountain rewarded affirming that "what is good should be copied."
Officially, both changed the subject about the alliance possibility with Mountain as candidate to President and Arruda as Vice-President. The option was to leave for a diplomatic speech and aggressive besides when treating of the it supplies Dilma Rousseff , pointed name like president's Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva candidate for his succession.
"I am not speculating for 2010", it affirmed Serra, making an effort to escape of the questions on his candidacy for Brazilian President. "The fundamental now is to take care of the government of the State", it said him." http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/folha/brasil/ult96u461464.shtml
Considering the behavior racist, irresponsible and inhuman of the governor of São Paulo during floodings and avalanches that caused hundreds of deads, I would not be sad if Mr. José Serra will make company for his Vice-President candidate in the Jail. For me José Serra until that it would be beautiful of handcuffs and convict's striped uniform.