Brazilian Court Freezes Corruption Probe Against President Temer Until 2019

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Brazil's Supreme Court Justice Luiz Edson Fachin officially suspended the investigation into the country's President Michel Temer, who faces allegations of corruption, until 2019, when Temer's mandate will run out, the Telesur broadcaster reported Friday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to the broadcaster, the court ruled on Thursday that the probe into Temer's alleged corruption may only restart on January 1, 2019.

Fachin explained that the vote that took place in Brazil's Chamber of Deputies last week influenced his decision, with lawmakers voting against allowing the court from starting a probe into the president's activities.

In June, Brazil's prosecutor general Rodrigo Janot filed corruption charges against Temer, who is suspected of taking bribes from meatpacking company JBS.