Brazilian federal police handed a top court an investigation alleging that President Michel Temer accepted bribes in exchange for political favors from the largest meatpacking company in the country as several accusations of corruption continue to swirl around the president and his close allies.
The institution presented evidence Tuesday claiming that Temer received money illegally from Brazilian meatpacking firm JBS. A video was released earlier by investigators showing Temer aide Rodrigo Rocha Loure carrying a suitcase filled with about US$150,000 in cash allegedly sent from JBS to the president.
“Before the silence of the highest authority of the nation and his former special aide, the evidence obtained from the information in this probe remains unchanged and indicates, with vigor, the crime of passive corruption,” the report said.
Just weeks ago, Temer was acquitted of financial irregularities in the 2014 election campaign in which he ran as vice president. The ruling came just a …
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