Over the weekend, leading Brazilian newsmagazine Veja cited a testimony pointing to Acting President Michel Temer as one of the political figures soliciting illegal donations during the 2014 political campaign. Veja claimed it had access to police testimony given by Marcelo Odebrecht, former president of Odebrecht, a major Brazilian contractor. The newsmagazine cited Odebrecht as saying the company made unreported donations of R$10 million in 2014 at the request of Temer. Odebrecht’s testimony is part of a sweeping investigation into money laundering, bribery and campaign finance violations. At the time of the 2014 campaign, Temer was incumbent Vice President running for re-election. In April, Temer became Brazil’s Acting President when the incumbent chief executive, Dilma Rousseff, wa s forced into a leave-of-absence by a parallel investigation. As of Monday afternoon, Temer’s office had made no statement in response to the Veja accusations.
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