Official’s detention extended
RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian federal judge has extended the custody of Brazil’s national Olympic committee head Carlos Nuzman, who was arrested last Thursday in connection with a corruption investigation.
The decision by Judge Marcelo Bretas means there is no deadline for Nuzman, 75, who was originally to be held five days, to be released from custody.
Nuzman and Brazil’s national Olympic committee (COB) were provisionally suspended by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday.
Nuzman, a former IOC member and now an honorary member, is accused of arranging more than US$2 million in bribes to get the IOC to pick Rio de Janeiro as host of the 2016 Olympic Games and also faces allegations including