Brazil’s Temer charged with obstruction of justice
Brazilian President Michel Temer was charged with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal organization on Thursday, another blow to the embattled leader and the stability of Latin America’s largest nation.
In widely expected filings to the country’s top court, Attorney General Rodrigo Janot accused Temer’s Brazilian Democratic Movement Party of receiving nearly $190 million in bribes in a scheme to trade in political favors and influence.
“Temer gave the needed stability and security to the criminal apparatus, appearing at the same time as the leader and foundation of the organization,” Janot said in the indictment.
In a written statement, Temer called the indictment “filled with absurdities.”