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Brazil's Temer denies shielding minister from corruption case
February 13, 2017 / 2:40 PM / 7 months ago

Brazil's Temer denies shielding minister from corruption case

BRASILIA, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday that he would not interfere in the country’s biggest corruption investigation and denied that he had made a close aide a cabinet minister to shield him against prosecution.

Temer did not mention by name Wellington Moreira Franco, his point man for infrastructure investment who became a minister despite being named in plea bargain testimony by a defendant in the sweeping graft investigation, known as “Car Wash,” which centers on state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro . (Reporting by Anthony Boadle Editing by W Simon)

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