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Brazil president taped discussing payments to potential witness - sources
May 18, 2017 / 1:27 AM / 6 months ago

Brazil president taped discussing payments to potential witness - sources

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer was recorded discussing payments to silence testimony by a potential witness in the country’s biggest-ever graft probe, three sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Wednesday, confirming a report in newspaper O Globo.

The paper reported that the chairman of meatpacker JBS SA had presented a recording of the alleged conversation to prosecutors as part of plea bargain negotiations.

Reporting by Lisandra Paraguassu, Ricardo Brito and Brad Brooks; Editing by Christian Plumb and Sandra Maler

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