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Tag: Temer corruption

  • Friday, December 29th 2017 - 10:04 UTC

    Temer clashes with Supreme Court over Christmas pardon list that included corruption-related convicts

    Temer drew sharp criticism from prosecutors and on social media with his decree that made rules more generous and included people convicted of corruption crimes.

    The head of Brazil’s Supreme Court suspended parts of a Christmas decree from President Michel Temer granting pardons to convicted criminals on Thursday, saying Temer’s actions needed further examination by the court. Cármen Lúcia ruled largely in favor of a legal challenge by Brazil’s top prosecutor, Raquel Dodge, who said on Wednesday that the pardons were unconstitutional and threatened a probe into the country’s largest-ever corruption scandal.