It is the second set of criminal charges filed against President Michel Temer, based on the plea-bargain testimony of the owners of the world’s largest meatpacker, JBS SA.
The new investigation is based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide who discussed shaping the decree in return for bribes channelled from a port operator to the president.
A corruption scandal involving cartels of companies bribing officials for public contracts has enveloped most of Brazil’s political elite .
These were the first criminal charges to be levelled against Rousseff, who was impeached in 2016 for breaking budgetary laws.
The office of the prosecutor general signed a plea deal with entrepreneur Lúcio Funaro, who worked for politicians close to Temer, said an anonymous source.
Under Brazilian law, it is now up to the Legislative House of Deputies to vote on whether to allow the Supreme Court to try President Temer for graft.