Analysis: Bolsonaro’s New Supporters Accumulate Court Cases Alleging Corruption

These politicians are part of the Centrão, the group of parties that comprises some 200 of the 513 federal deputies and that has recently become not only the support base for Bolsonaro's bills in Congress but also the obstacle to any impeachment process of the President.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The main leaders of the Centrão, the newest support group for Jair Bolsonaro in Congress, share a common denominator, aside from their recent interest in backing the government. They feature on a list of investigations and accusations of embezzlement, part of the Lava Jato and JBS scandals.

As well as being the objects of reports by whistleblowers in these cases, some have been targets of office searches and have had assets and salaries frozen.

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