Brazil’s President Temer Questioned on Free JBS Jet Rides

President Temer claims he did not know jet plane belonged to former JBS CEO Joesley Batista, now investigated in Lava Jato corruption scandal.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – As the third day of testimony before Brazil’s Supreme Electoral Court (TSE) gets under way on Thursday (June 8th), the President’s press corps finds itself having to explain a trip by President Temer and family on JBS former CEO, Joesley Batista’s private plane in 2011.

The Presidency released a statement on Wednesday that confirms the trip of the then Vice President Michel Temer in a private jet in January 2011. The statement, however, says that Temer did not know who the aircraft belonged to.

"The Vice President . . .

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