Te­mer charged

Otago Daily Times - - The World -

Brazil­ian Pres­i­dent Michel Te­mer was charged with ob­struc­tion of jus­tice and rack­e­teer­ing yes­ter­day, ac­cord­ing to a state­ment posted on the pros­e­cu­tor gen­eral’s of­fice web­site.

It is the sec­ond set of crim­i­nal charges filed against the pres­i­dent based on the plea­bar­gain tes­ti­mony of the own­ers of the world’s largest meat­packer, JBS SA.

They ac­cused Te­mer of tak­ing bribes in re­turn for po­lit­i­cal favours and of con­spir­ing to buy the si­lence of a wit­ness who could im­pli­cate the leader.

In a state­ment, Te­mer strongly re­jected all al­le­ga­tions of wrong­do­ing. — Reuters

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