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Former Brazil Lawmaker Released from Prison

Saturday, 01 July 2017 11:40 AM

SAO PAULO (AP) — A former Brazilian lawmaker arrested last month in a corruption case has been released from prison and placed under house arrest.

Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin ordered the release of Rodrigo Rocha Loures Friday night. The former congressman left the prison Saturday after being fitted with an electronic ankle bracelet.

A police video released in May shows Loures carrying a bag holding the equivalent of $154,000. Prosecutors have said it was bribe money from the owners of meatpacking giant JBS.

JBS is at the center of the political crisis engulfing President Michel Temer. In a secret recording made in March by JBS executive Joesley Batista, Temer appears to condone the payment of hush money to the imprisoned former Speaker of the House Eduardo Cunha.

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A former Brazilian lawmaker arrested last month in a corruption case has been released from prison and placed under house arrest.Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin ordered the release of Rodrigo Rocha Loures Friday night. The former congressman left the prison Saturday...
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