On September 20, a majority of the judges of Brazil’s Supreme Court voted to investigate allegations of corruption against Brazilian President Michel Temer, Reuters reports.
Michel Temer is suspected of taking bribes from “J & F Investimentos S. A.”, the world’s largest meat processing company. In accordance with Brazil’s legislation, the lower House of the National Congress has the power to authorize a trial against the sitting president.
If two-thirds of the members of the lower House of Congress vote in favor of the trial, Temer will face a 180-day suspension while the Court reaches a verdict. In the event of a guilty verdict, the President will be permanently removed from office.
In June 2017, Brazil’s Attorney General Rodrigo Janot has already attempted to initiate a trial against Michel Temer. At that time, the President’s supporters in the lower House of Congress managed to block the decision to commence an investigation.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency