Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was released from jail on Monday as a judge ruled he poses no risk to the ongoing Lava Jato investigation while free.
Despite being under scrutiny from human rights groups, far-right politician Jair Bolsonaro won the presidential election in Brazil on Sunday after having based his campaign on fighting against corruption and organized crime.
The prosecutor heading the most recent corruption case against Brazilian president, Michel Temer, asked the Supreme Court on Monday to prevent the head of the federal police, Fernando Segovia, from interfering with the probe, according to Reuters.
Brazil lawmakers have voted on Wednesday for the second time to block President Michel Temer’s trial on corruption charges that would have forced him to step down for at least six months.
The billionaire at the centre of Brazil’s meat-packing corruption scandal was arrested Sunday after his lawyers accidentally sent the wrong tape to prosecutors and revealed his guilt.
Prosecutors filed corruption charges Monday against Brazil’s President Michel Temer, claiming that he planned to receive a total of 38 million reals (US$ 11.5 million) in bribes from the country’s largest meat processing company.
Brazil’s police has solid evidence showing that President Michel Temer received several bribes from businesses, media reported Tuesday citing the Supreme Court.
A Brooklyn federal judge on Monday ordered Brazil’s engineering giant Odebrecht to pay a US$2.6 billion fine to Brazil, Switzerland, and the U.S. after the company admitted in December to running a vast bribery operation, the BBC reported.
Brazil’s Supreme Court Judge ordered investigations Tuesday into 108 people, including eight cabinet ministers and dozens of MPs, suspected of involvement in the Petrobras bribery scandal.
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