in

Ex-Brazil President Michel Temer Arrested In Connection With Graft

Former Brazil President Michel Temer. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Former Brazil President Michel Temer was arrested today in the ongoing graft probe in the country.

The 78-year-old Temer was arrested in Sao Paulo by police, and is among the senior-most politicians and corporate leaders who have been arrested so far in the probe.

The ex-president is facing charges of money laundering at a currency exchange business at a petrol station in Brasilia, now dubbed ‘operation car wash’.

Others who have been arrested so far include former mines and energy minister Moreira Franco who was detained alongside six others.

Read: CMA To Retain Ksh458 Million ‘Income’ For Insider Trading Suspects In KenolKobil Takeover Deal

Temer took over from Workers Party president, Dilma Rousseff, and was impeached and removed from office in 2016.

Upon his exit, he was faced with several accusations of corruption.

He could be the second president to be jailed after former leftist president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is serving a 12-year jail term after being found guilty in two corruption cases.

The corruption scandal involves millions of dollars in kickbacks and more than 80 politicians and members of the business elite.

Email your news TIPS to news@kahawatungu.com or WhatsApp +254708677607. You can also find us on Telegram through www.t.me/kahawatungu

Written by Francis Muli

Senior reporter at Kahawa Tungu, Muli has a passion for human interest stories. Believes in unearthing societal rots that have been hidden from the public eye.
Follow me on Twitter @FmuliKE. Email francis@kahawatungu.com

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Kiambu MCAs Engaged In Fist Fight Over Ksh1 Billion Supplementary Budget

Department For Correctional Services Distances Itself From Kenya Prisons Women’s Volleyball Team’s Cairo Outing