Brazil ex-President Temer back in custody on graft charges
10 May 2019

AP — Brazil’s former President Michel Temer was arrested for a second time on corruption charges Thursday, a sign that the former back-room dealmaker may be running out of moves in the face of a sprawling probe that has roiled Latin America’s largest nation.

Temer, 78, was taken to the headquarters of the federal police in Sao Paulo, where he will spend his first night as authorities seek a more appropriate place for him to stay. As a former president, Temer was entitled to special accommodations, both as a detainee and prisoner.

Temer’s latest legal woes began Wednesday, when a federal judge ordered the former president to return to jail while he’s investigated in several cases of alleged corruption related to the Car Wash, a far-reaching probe that has ensnared many of the country’s elite since being launched in 2014.

After Temer left his home in police custody, the former president’s daughter, left the house on foot, declining to speak to journalists.

“This is a siege!” she said.

By Diane Jeantet, AP, 9 May 2019

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Photo: Michel Temer [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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