Brazil ex – president Temer turns himself in following corruption allegations

Brazil ex – president Temer turns himself in following corruption allegations

Brazil ex – president Temer turns himself in following corruption allegations

Written by Reuters

10 May, 2019 | 11:26 am

REUTERS: Former Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday (May 09) surrendered himself to the country’s federal police, marking the second time he will be jailed on allegations that he participated in a vast corruption scheme for decades.

Temer, who was president until late 2018, was first jailed in March but released days after. He has repeatedly denied the corruption charges against him. His lawyers have filed an appeal against the latest arrest order.

As part of Brazil’s sprawling ‘Car Wash’ anti-corruption probe, prosecutors have alleged that Temer received bribes that were diverted from resources meant for a Brazilian nuclear power facility and have accused him of heading a ‘criminal organization.’ Temer took office in 2016 following the impeachment of leftwing President Dilma Rousseff, whom he served as vice president for six years.

 

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