The Brazilian Supreme Court on Tuesday authorized a new investigation into alleged corruption involving President Michel Temer. Federal Police are already investigating the President for alleged campaign finance violations. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court authorized a new line of inquiry, this time involving allegations of influence-peddling in the matter of port regulation. Prosecutors sought the court’s permission to probe allegations that Temer accepted bribes in exchange for regulatory legislation favoring contractors at the port of Santos in São Paulo. Santos is Brazil’s largest port. Under Brazilian law, prosecutors need Supreme Court authorization to investigate the President.
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