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Brazil Supreme Court Judge Orders Temer to Respond to Police Questions

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Brazil’s President Michel Temer attends the Brazil Investment Forum 2017, in Sao Paulo, Brazil May 30, 2017. Credits: Reuters/Paulo Whitaker

Brasilia: Brazilian President Michel Temer must respond within 24 hours to federal police questions about his alleged involvement in a sprawling political graft probe, a supreme court judge ruled on Tuesday, May 30, a source with direct knowledge of the investigation told Reuters.

Executives from the world’s biggest meat packer JBS said in plea-bargain testimony to police that President Temer condoned bribing a potential witness in the “Car Wash” corruption case and they paid the president nearly $5 million in bribes in recent years. President Temer strongly denies the accusations. The supreme court did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

(Reuters)

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