Brazil’s top prosecutor charged President Michel Temer with corruption in a 60-page indictment that said “he fooled Brazilian citizens” and owed the country millions in compensation after enriching himself with bribe money.
The indictment marks the first time the country has seen a sitting president face criminal charges and throws South America’s most populous nation deeper into political chaos.
Brazil’s previous president, Dilma Rousseff, was impeached last year for financial mismanagement but never criminally charged. And the president before her, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, is facing criminal charges in a separate bribery scandal.
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