Advertisement
Salem Radio Network News Tuesday, May 23, 2017

World

Brazil plea-bargain testimony says President Michel Temer took $4.6 million in bribes

SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Brazil’s Supreme Court released plea-bargain testimony on Friday that includes accusations President Michel Temer received 15 million reais ($4.6 million) in bribes in 2014 before he took office from executives of meatpacking giant JBS SA.

The testimony also claims former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received $50 million in bribes in offshore accounts from JBS, while ex-President Dilma Rousseff took $30 million in bribes in offshore accounts.

Lawyers for Lula did not immediately respond to requests for comment. A lawyer for Rousseff could not immediately be located. Both former leaders have repeatedly proclaimed their innocence.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Editing by Daniel Flynn)

Previous
Next
AdvertisementAdvertise with Us
Advertisement
Advertisement

Editorial Cartoons

View More » 1495222207374121KWGgkjuQa9

Gary Varvel
Fri, May 19, 2017

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X CLOSE