Brazil Wants to Sweep Corruption Charges Under the Rug, Says Fired Attorney General

    Michel Temer during press conference in China - Beto Barata/PR

    Michel Temer during press conference in China - Beto Barata/PR The former attorney general of Brazil said he believes the government of Michel Temer removed him from his post in order to sink the ongoing corruption probe investigating the massive corruption scandal involving the country’s state oil company.

    “I have no doubt that I was fired because the government wants to contain the investigation,” Fábio Medina Osório told Veja magazine.

    Upon taking office, the Temer regime cleaned house, removing all of Rousseff’s ministers.

    Osório was chosen for the post by Temer and appointed as attorney general in May after the Brazilian Congress voted to proceed with impeachment proceedings against democratically elected President Dilma Rousseff.

    Osório never served under Rousseff and is not seen as a sympathizer of Brazil’s left. He was removed from his post on Friday and replaced by Grace Mendonça, the first woman in what was an all-male cabinet.

    Michel Temer during press conference in China - Beto Barata/PR

    Osório told Veja in an interview immediately after his dismissal that he believes Temer and his ministers “fear that the investigation will go far.”

    The former attorney general said he intended to open an investigation into the possible role of high-ranking officials and politicians in the scandal.

    He said he met stiff resistance from the regime when he requested access to the corruption probe. Although the Supreme Court authorized access for Osório, he never received a hard drive containing the case files.

    Osório had a discussion with Temer’s chief of staff, Eliseu Padilha, who told him that the reason for the delay was because he could not find a portable hard drive.

    Osório was dismissed shortly afterward.

    A number of Temer’s ministers and closest associates face corruption allegations. Three of his ministers were forced to step down over their links to the corruption scandal.

    Romero Jucá was the first to step down after it emerged that he had conspired with the Supreme Court and military commanders to ensure Rousseff’s ouster as part of a plot to put a stop to the corruption probe.

    Osório’s allegations provide further evidence that Rousseff’s impeachment had little to do with her alleged misdeeds, but rather was driven by politicians seeking to protect themselves.

    Temer himself is embroiled in corruption allegations and barred from running for public office for eight years for violating election laws.


    {avsplayer videoid=3 playerid=1}


    • Show Comments (0)

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    comment *

    • name *

    • email *

    • website *


    You May Also Like

    Pictures of a younger Luiz Carlos da Rocha and now

    After 30 Years and Plastic Surgery, Police Nab Brazil’s Number One Druglord

    Police have captured one of South America’s biggest cocaine kingpins, Luiz Carlos da Rocha, ...

    Celebrating impeachment. Dilma Never Again, says sign by Rovena Rosa ABr

    Brazil’s New President Mad at Allies for Granting Rousseff Political Rights

    Brazil’s new president, Michel Temer, promised a “new era” of government for the crisis-hit ...

    Obama greets Dilma in New York in Sep. 2015 - Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR

    In Brazil, the Old US-friendly White Boys Are Back. And Obama Backs Them

    Reports of U.S. Secret Service personnel procuring Colombian prostitutes and duking it out at ...

    US vice president Joe Biden meets Michel Temer in New York - Beto Barata/PR

    How the Washington Regime Change Machine Was Able to Oust Brazil’s President Rousseff

    Washington’s regime change machinery has for the time being succeeded in removing an important ...

    Covers of latest Veja and Newsweek in October 30, 2011

    Brazil’s Veja Mimics Newsweek and Offers a Grotesque Cover of Ex-president Lula

    The latest issue of the conservative Brazilian magazine Veja echoes an October 2011 Newsweek ...

    IMichel Temer, during interview to daily newpaper Estadão / Marcos Corrêa/PR

    For Second Time, Brazil President Charged with Taking Bribes and Obstructing Justice

    Brazilian President Michel Temer was charged with obstruction of justice and racketeering on Thursday, ...

    Michel Temer and Eduardo Cunha

    Taped Talk Shows Brazil President Approving Hush Money. Opposition Wants Impeachment

    On March 7, at around 10:30 p.m., businessman Joesley Batista entered the Brazilian presidential ...

    Corruption in Brazil

    Why Don’t the Brazilians React Against Their Politicians’ Corruption?

    After only six months of her administration, President Dilma Rousseff had to call for ...