This June 27, 2014 file photo shows an aerial view of the Rio 2016 Olympic golf course under construction in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The public prosecutor's office is taking on the city government and the golf course developer in a lawsuit that contends environmental rules were breached in building the course. Public prosecutor Marcus Leal told The Associated Press on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 that the two sides are in a 30-day negotiation period aimed at resolving their differences. (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The decision to put down grass on the contested 2016 Olympic golf course amid continued legal wrangling could prove to be a costly mistake, a Rio de Janeiro public prosecutor warned on Wednesday.

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