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Thu Sep 14, 2017, 09:48 PM

Brazilian President Michel Temer charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering

Brazil’s prosecutor general’s office has filed charges of racketeering against President Michel Temer and six other leading politicians from his party, three of whom are already in jail. Temer and two other men are also accused of obstructing justice.

“They practiced illicit acts in exchange for bribes by way of diverse public organs,” prosecutors said. “Michel Temer is accused of having acted as the leader of the criminal organisation since May 2016.”

Prosecutors said the group, all politicians from Temer’s Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (PMDB), pocketed $188m in bribes.

Three of them are already in jail: two former speakers of the lower house, Henrique Alves and Eduardo Cunha; and Geddel Vieira Lima, a former Temer minister arrested for the second time last week after police found $16m in cash in an apartment linked to him.

Temer will now face a vote that could decide his presidency in the lower house of Congress – his second in a little over a month – and if two thirds of lawmakers agree, he will be put on trial by the supreme court.

At: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/14/brazil-president-michel-temer-charged

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Judi Lynn Sep 2017 #1

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Fri Sep 15, 2017, 11:57 PM

1. Temer has had a long time to practice his art.

He has learned to fly under the radar, deal behind people's backs, he's super slick, just like the best politicians and worst excuses for human beings.

Sure hope he has himself in a jam he can bribe/coerce successfully enough to stay out and about.

Thank you, sandensea.

Hoping for the best, and his worst.

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