Brazil

Brazil’s Parliament to Vote on Charging Temer With Corruption on August 2

Unelected President Michel Temer discussed bribes with the owner of Brazil’s meat processing company JBS
Brazil’s Parliament to Vote on Charging Temer With Corruption on August 2

Brazilian parliament will vote on whether to charge President Michel Temer with corruption on August 2, Rodrigo Maia, president of Brazil’s lower house said Thursday.

Earlier on Thursday, corruption charges against Temer were rejected by the Constitutional Justice Committee of Brazil’s Lower House.

“After listening to the heads of parliamentarian groups an agreement was reached to hold the voting on August 2,” Maia was quoted as saying by the Globo broadcaster.

A probe was opened against Temer in May after local media leaked an audio recording in which the Brazilian president appeared to be discussing bribes with the owner of Brazil’s meat processing company JBS to hush up a witness in a corruption case surrounding the national energy firm Petrobras.

In June, former Brazil’s prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot formally accused Temer of corruption and sent the charges to the lower house of Brazilian parliament.

Source/Sputnik

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

More in Brazil

Brazil Elections: Intellectuals, Artists Back Lula Candidacy

December 29, 2017

Brazil’s Top Court Suspends Parts of President Temer’s Christmas Pardons

December 29, 2017

70% of Brazilians Oppose Temer’s Privatization Reforms: Poll

December 28, 2017

Michel Temer’s Christmas Pardon Favors ‘Corrupt’ Politicians

December 27, 2017

BHP Pays $181m for Brazil Dam Disaster Ahead of Further Settlement

December 22, 2017

Brazil Charges Swiss Bank Manager with Laundering Bribe Money

December 20, 2017

Massive ‘Car Wash’ Corruption Probe In Brazil Faces Setbacks

December 19, 2017

Brazil Tops Places To Watch For Deforestation, Satellites Show

December 15, 2017

Brazil Police Raid Homes of Two Lawmakers in Bribery Probe

December 14, 2017
You Can Advertise Here
"The other side of the news!"
Copyright © 2015 Carib Flame. Follow us on Twitter @caribflame