Supreme Court pushes police deadline to finish probe on president

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Supreme Court pushes police deadline to finish probe on president
Brazil President Michel Temer

13/06/2017 | 8AM

Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin on Monday (June 12) decided to give the Federal Police an additional five days to finish an investigation on Brazil President Michel Temer. The police said it would need more time to complete its investigation, which was prompted by President Temer being implicated by plea bargain testimonies obtained from executives of JBS meatpacking giant in the Car Wash corruption scandal.

Last Friday (9), Temer's lawyer Antonio Mariz de Oliveira told Justice Fachin the president had declined to answer the questions submitted by Federal Police in writing. Moreover, the defense asked the court to dismiss the case and criticized the questionnaire submitted by police commissioners. In his ruling on Monday (12), Fachin also gave the Prosecutor-General's Office (PGR) five days to state its position regarding the defense's request to drop the case.

Source: Agencia Brasil