Brazil’s Chamber Speaker is Suspended From Congress

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s Supreme Court has approved a request by the country’s Prosecutor General, Rodrigo Janot, and has suspended Chamber of Deputies Speaker, Eduardo Cunha from his duties as legislator. Cunha is said to have received the order early on Thursday morning at his residence in Brasilia.

Eduardo Cunha is accused of receiving bribes in the mega-corruption scandal known as Operação Lava Jato (Operation Carwash). The congressman has been named by several key government-turned witnesses as having received almost US$5 million in bribes for Petrobras contracts . . .

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