Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin on Wednesday decided to send a proposed indictment against President Michel Temer directly to the Chamber of Deputies for evaluation. The procedure is similar to seeking an indictment from a grand jury. The Chamber must vote by a two-thirds majority in order to invoke the indictment. Prosecutors are seeking to indict Temer for alleged bribery, money laundering and other crimes. Fachin acted in the name of the full 11-member court, saying any indictment against the president must be authorized by the Chamber of Deputies.
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