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Federal Police arrest chairman of Brazil Olympic Committee

  • 05/10/2017 13h37publicação
  • Rio de Janeirolocalização
Douglas Corrêa reports from Agência Brazil
Brasília - O presidente do Comitê Olímpico Brasileiro (COB), Carlos Arthur Nuzman, durante cerimônia de recepção da tocha paralímpica, no Palácio do Planalto (Valter Campanato/Agência Brasil)

He taken to prison Thursday morning (Oct. 5) from his home in Alto Leblon, an upscale district in south RioValter Campanato/Agência Brasil

The Federal Police arrested Carlos Arthur Nuzman, president of both the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) and the 2016 Rio Committee, for suspected involvement in a scheme where jury members were bribed in the selection of Rio de Janeiro as a the host city of the 2016 Olympic Games. He taken to prison Thursday morning (Oct. 5) from his home in Alto Leblon, an upscale district in south Rio.

The crackdown comes as part of Operation Unfair Play – Second Half-Time, which investigates the choice of Rio by the International Olympic Committee as the host city of the 2016 games. Leonardo Gryner, 2016 Rio Committee director-general of operations was also imprisoned.

They will be charged with corruption, money laundering, and criminal organization.


Translated by Fabrício Ferreira

Edited by: José Romildo