Brazilian President Michel Temer Charged with Corruption

Temer accused of receiving R$500,000, is the first sitting President in history to be charged with a crime in Brazil.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – The top federal prosecutor in Brazil, Rodrigo Janot, filed corruption charges against President Michel Temer with the country’s Supreme Court (STF) on Monday. This is the first time in history a sitting President has been charged with a crime in Brazil.

The charges are based on investigations linked to information given to officials by businessman Joesley Batista in his plea bargaining agreement. Also charged was President Temer’s close ally, Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?