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Supreme Court admits criminal charges against Brazilian President

The Supreme Court of Brazil has accepted the charges presented against Brazilian President Michel Temer by Prosecutor-General Rodrigo Janot.

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The charges which include obstruction of justice and criminal associations were presented on Janot’s last day in Office.

 

The President’s Lawyers asked the Supreme Court to suspend the case in full but the Court decided against that, and sent the case to the Lower House of Congress. The new Prosecutor-General, Raquel Dodge, approved of this decision, saying “The Law is clear.”

 

If the Lower House admits the charges, the President will be suspended from Office for 180 days, awaiting trial.

 

However, if the charges are not admitted by the Lower House, the case will be suspended until the end of the President’s term at which point the Supreme Court will be allowed to submit him to trial.

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