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Corruption allegedly involving president Temer will be probed by top prosecutor

Monday, February 26th 2018 - 09:45 UTC
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Public Prosecutor Raquel Dodge said Justice Roberto Barroso had agreed to allow prosecutors to probe bank accounts, tax information and emails Public Prosecutor Raquel Dodge said Justice Roberto Barroso had agreed to allow prosecutors to probe bank accounts, tax information and emails

Brazil’s top prosecutor has obtained a Supreme Court order to lift the bank secrecy of several people and companies under investigation in a port corruption case that has implicated President Michel Temer.

A spokesperson for Public Prosecutor Raquel Dodge said Justice Roberto Barroso had agreed to allow prosecutors to probe bank accounts, tax information and emails, but declined to name the people or companies that are being targeted.

Globo TV reported on Saturday night that prosecutors and police also want to probe the president’s bank accounts, tax information and telephone calls.

The case involving alleged bribery in obtaining the extension of port concessions last year is the only pending corruption case that involves the president.

The head of Brazil’s federal police, Fernando Segovia, in an interview two weeks ago said that the investigation had found no evidence of corruption and could soon conclude no crime was committed.

Justice Barroso called the police chief in last week to explain his comments on an on-going investigation.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

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  • :o))

    Is THAT so? Hmmmm....................

    Feb 26th, 2018 - 02:54 pm 0
  • Lu

    So what has happened to all those anti corruption protesters that we saw pre Temer? Remember them?

    Feb 27th, 2018 - 12:27 am 0
  • :o))

    @Lu:

    ALL the protests are by the “HIRED” Protesters who are ALWAYS available to lend their “services” by gathering together, marching, shouting, indulging in the acts of violence, etc, etc under any motive/issue/theme; for whoever is interested in paying them.

    WHY continue to waste more time & the Taxpayers' hard-earned money? Just shred/incinerate the Investigation-Reports!
    REF:
    http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/internacional/en/brazil/2018/02/1958165-anti-corruption-legislation-cast-aside-by-brazils-congress.shtml

    Feb 27th, 2018 - 09:24 am 0
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