Brazilian Judge Freezes R$128 Million of Politician Aécio Neves Assets

The politician allegedly solicited R$18 million from businessman Joesley Batista (JBS) to cover expenses in the 2014 election and subsequent monthly payments for 'covering personal expenses,' according to the decision.

By Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The politician solicited R$18 (US$4,2) million from well-known businessman Joesley Batista (JBS) to cover expenses in the 2014 election and later monthly payments for 'covering personal expenses,' according to the lower court decision.

Judge João Batista Gonçalves, of the 6th Federal Criminal Court of São Paulo, imposed the immediate freeze on R$128(US$32) million of funds belonging to Congressman

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