Rio 2016 loses security, commercial directors
Monday, February 20, 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The head of security and the chief commercial officer for the 2016 Rio Olympic committee have both quit.
Security director Luiz Fernando Correa stepped down because of an investigation into fraud allegations by the public prosecutor's office, saying the case "may cause unease regarding his duties at the Security department."
Chief commercial officer Flavio Pestana left for undisclosed personal reasons. The committee said Monday that chief executive officer Leonardo Gryner will temporarily take over Pestana's duties until a replacement is hired.
There has been no announcement about plans to replace Correa.