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Brazil's top court approves new graft probe of President Temer
September 12, 2017 / 7:09 PM / 14 days ago

Brazil's top court approves new graft probe of President Temer

BRASILIA, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Supreme Court Justice Roberto Barroso authorized federal prosecutors to investigate Brazilian President Michel Temer in an alleged corruption case involving a decree regulating ports, a source with knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday.

The investigation was based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, who allegedly discussed using his influence to shape the decree in return for bribes from a company. (Reporting by Ricardo Brito; Writing by Anthony Boadle; Editing by Brad Haynes and Daniel Flynn)

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