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Figueiredo arrested for embezzlement, money laundering

Former IndyCar and recent IMSA driver Ana Beatriz, who has raced more recently as Bia Figueiredo, has been arrested in her native Brazil for the alleged embezzlement and money laundering of approximately $1.6 million. Figueiredo, who is expecting her first child in July, was arrested along with her husband and father-in-law from a complaint filed in Rio de Janeiro that details a scheme to bilk vast sums of money from the state to operate a number of hospitals. The complaint lists a lack of certification to operate medical facilities, pre-arranged contracts with vendors to receive the government funds, and over-charging for medical services and materials.
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