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Tag: Temer corruption

  • Monday, June 18th 2018 - 08:17 UTC

    Several serious charges await for Temer when he steps down from office

    A Federal Police report concluded that Temer has obstructed justice by instigating a company's executive to bribe Cunha to buy his silence over illicit schemes.

    Brazilian President Michel Temer has denied charges that he instigated the payment of hush money to former Chamber of Deputies Speaker Eduardo Cunha, a Planalto statement said. The statement was made after the Federal Police delivered the final report of the investigations into a fraud scheme in credit released by state-owned bank Caixa from 2011 to 2013.

  • 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.