Eight of Brazil’s Cabinet Members Investigated for Corruption

Among those investigated are President Temer’s closest aides, Chief of Staff Eliseu Padilha, and the General Secretariat, Wellington Moreira Franco.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Among those authorized to be investigated for corruption by Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin, are eight of President Michel Temer’s cabinet members. The main accusations against them are corruption and money laundering. If they are charged, Temer has already said he would remove them from their positions.

“If the complaint is accepted, and then, the minister becomes a defendant of Lava Jato, the removal will be final,”

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