Michel Temer (L) and his Chief of Staff Minister attend a ceremony to sanction changes to the labor reform bill at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS Michel Temer (L) and his Chief of Staff Minister attend a ceremony to sanction changes to the labor reform bill at the Planalto Palace in Brasilia, Brazil. REUTERS

Brazil congressional panel votes against putting Temer on trial

Fri, Jul. 14, 2017
BRASILIA - 13 July 2017: A Brazilian congressional committee on Thursday voted against sending a corruption charge against President Michel Temer to the Supreme Court for the leader to be put on trial.

The vote is non-binding and the full house must still vote on the charge, which would only be approved if two-thirds of legislators vote for it.

Temer was charged last month in connection with a graft scheme involving the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA . General Prosecutor Rodrigo Janot accused Temer of arranging to receive a total of 38 million reais ($11.85 million) in bribes from JBS in the next nine months.
 
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