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Two meat-packing companies accuse Brazilian president of taking bribes

Published:Saturday | May 20, 2017 | 5:26 PM
Brazil's President Michel Temer - AP File

The heads of two meat-packing companies have testified that since 2010 Brazilian President Michel Temer has taken millions of dollars in bribes.

The plea-bargain testimonies were released by the Brazilian Supreme Court.

If confirmed, the accusations could prove devastating for Temer's crisis-hit administration.

Temer has, however, vowed to stay on as President and prove his innocence.

The chairman of one of the companies Joesley Batista claims that Temer was paid more than $2.5 million over the last seven years for electoral campaigning and to pay allies.

Another company director testified that $4.6 million was distributed to Temer's allies in 2014 under the guise of official election campaign donations. Games