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Brazil's Temer cited 44 times in corruption testimony

A former executive at a mega-construction company cited Brazilian President Michel Temer 44 times during testimony to federal prosecutors in a corruption probe, making accusations of illegal campaign financing that put his embattled administration at an even bigger risk of ending within months.

The 82-pages of testimony by former Odebrecht director Claudio Melo Filho was obtained by The Associated Press on Saturday. If his allegations that Temer illegally financed his campaign are confirmed by Brazil' top electoral court next year, the president will be removed and Congress will pick a successor.

Melo Filho, one of the many executives who signed plea-bargain deals in the...

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