Brazil: AG formally accuses Temer of corruption

Source: Sacramento Bee

“Brazil’s attorney general has formally accused President Michel Temer with corruption, the first time a sitting president in Latin America’s largest nation has faced criminal charges. Attorney General Rodrigo Janot’s formal accusation Monday is the latest salvo in an intensifying showdown between Temer and justice officials building a case of corruption at the highest levels. The case now goes to the lower Chamber of Deputies in Congress, which must decide whether it has merit. If two-thirds of the body decides that it does, then Temer will be suspended for up to 180 days while a trial is conducted.” (06/26/17)