Categorized | Brazil

Temer’s Aide Rodrigo Rocha Loures Arrested

NOVANEWS
  • Brazilian President Michel Temer
    Brazilian President Michel Temer | Photo: Reuters
Loures admitted that he had accepted bribes from JBS, Brazil’s largest meatpacking company, and that the funds were intended for Temer.

Early Saturday morning Brazilian federal police arrested Rodrigo Rocha Loures, a lawmaker and former aide to embattled Brazilian president, Michel Temer.

RELATED: Over 100 Diplomats Call to Restore Democracy in Brazil

Loures admitted that he had accepted bribes from JBS, Brazil’s largest meatpacking company, and that the funds were intended for Temer.

The order to arrest Loures was made by Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin, who is responsible for the investigations into the corruption scheme undertaken by Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras.

Brasil 247 reported that Loures had been monitored by the federal police ever since he’d been recorded negotiating money from JBS president Joesley Batista and filmed receiving a suitcase with 500 mil reais in a Sao Paulo pizzeria.

Loures was arrested at his home in Brasilia and was taken to the federal police station.

Despite growing unpopularity and being on the cusp of becoming the first Brazilian president denounced for corruption, criminal organization and obstruction of justice, Michel Temer insisted that he would not resign.

While speaking to journalist Policarpo Junior, he stated, “I won’t leave, I really won’t leave.”

When asked about Loures detention for receiving paid bribes, Temer simply responded, “He’ll explain.”

Comments are closed.

Shoah’s pages

www.shoah.org.uk

KEEP SHOAH UP AND RUNNING