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Lidiane Leite

Brazilian mayor who ran town via WhatsApp jailed for 14 years over corruption

SAO PAULO: A Brazilian mayor, who is quite known in the country to run her town via WhatsApp messages, has been imprisoned for 14 years for looting public wealth Lidiane Leite went on the run in August 2015 when she was accused of taking the money from the town of Bom Jardim in Brazil’s north-west. The 27-year-old directed local officials using WhatsApp while she lived a life of luxury in Sao Luiz, the state capital of Maranhão, around 180 miles away. She eventually gave herself up after 39 days on the run.…