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Authorities arrest Brazil's Ex-President

In Brazil, the former head of state Michel Temer according to media reports on Thursday. As the Brazilian media reported that the arrest in Sao Paulo. She had been ordered by a judge, for the investigations in the huge corruption scandal of the "Lava Jato" (car wash). Also, the former energy Minister Moreira Franco was taken as a result.

Against the conservative politicians Temer, who had delivered by the end of 2018 after two and a half years at the helm of Brazil his office, had been transformed during his tenure, allegations of corruption, according to. Against him being investigated for various corruption scandals. In the case of "Lava Jato" is to create a corruption network around the state Oil company, Petrobras.

The left-wing Ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, was sentenced in 2017 because of his role in the corruption scandal to a multi-year prison sentence, and in the following year, after exhaustion of remedies in prison came. That's why he withdrew his candidacy for the presidential election in October 2018. As election winner by the radical right-wing politician Jair Bolsonaro.

Many celebrities are involved

The Petrobras scandal is shaking the Brazilian policy for years. In the affair numerous business involved people and politicians of different parties. Petrobras is said to have awarded to overpriced and conditions of contracts to construction companies and other companies. These paid, in turn, bribes to politicians and parties. (fal/afp)

Created: 21.03.2019, 16:15 Uhr

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