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Brazil: Companies show no proof of services for Rousseff and Temer's campaign

An accounting probe was requested by the Superior Electoral Court on

Published in 23/08/2016 - 17:45

By Michelle Canes reports from Agência Brasil Brasília

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE in the original Portuguese) received Monday (Aug. 22) a report on an accounting probe conducted as one of the efforts to invalidate the ticket of suspended President Dilma Rousseff and vice-President, currently acting head of state, Michel Temer.

The moves were submitted for scrutiny to the TSE by the Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), of which Senator Aécio Neves, a former presidential hopeful defeated in the 2014 elections, is a member. The party claims fiscal wrongdoing can be found in the 2014 campaign, linked to donations from construction companies under investigation as part of Operation Car Wash.

According to information from the court, experts found that three companies—Rede Seg, VTPB, and Focal—failed to produce the documents necessary to attest to all services provided for the electoral campaign. The TSE did not disclose which services could be documented and which could not.

The report also revealed that one of the firms, Editora Gráfica Atitude, was not hired by Rousseff and Temer's ticket.

TSE Minister Maria Thereza de Assis requested Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki a copy of other documents, containing the negotiations under scrutiny at the Supreme Court, including plea bargain statements made during Operation Car Wash.

Translated by Fabrício Ferreira

Fonte: Brazil: Companies show no proof of services for Rousseff and Temer's campaign
Edition: Kleber Sampaio / Olga Bardawil

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