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Prosecutor examines misconduct allegations against Rio mayor over Olympic golf course deal

  • FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor opened an inquiry on Feb. 6, 2015 into alleged misconduct by Mayor Eduardo Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)

    FILE - This May 13, 2014 file photo shows the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor opened an inquiry on Feb. 6, 2015 into alleged misconduct by Mayor Eduardo Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Men work in front of a the Olympic Park's entrance, that reads in Portuguese: "Future facilities of the Olympic Park Rio 2016," in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. International Olympic Committee inspectors will start a tour of facilities next week. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    Men work in front of a the Olympic Park's entrance, that reads in Portuguese: "Future facilities of the Olympic Park Rio 2016," in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. International Olympic Committee inspectors will start a tour of facilities next week. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes holds up his hat during a ceremony marking the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor opened an inquiry on Feb. 6, 2015 into alleged misconduct by Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)

    In this Feb. 13, 2015 photo, Rio de Janeiro's Mayor Eduardo Paes holds up his hat during a ceremony marking the start of Carnival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor opened an inquiry on Feb. 6, 2015 into alleged misconduct by Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)  (The Associated Press)

A Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor has opened an inquiry into alleged misconduct by Mayor Eduardo Paes over the construction of the golf course for the 2016 Olympics in a nature reserve.

Documents provided Friday by the Rio state public prosecutors' office show prosecutor Alberto Flores Camargo is weighing whether to bring charges against Paes.

An activist group called Golf For Whom alleges the city harmed taxpayers by allowing a private developer to build the golf course for the 2016 Olympics, to great financial gain. The activists allege the development company stands to earn $350 million on its $20 million investment.

The city allowed the course to be carved out of a nature reserve and changed area zoning to allow for the construction of luxury apartments.