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Brazil’s Cunha Calls Temer and Lula as Defense Witnesses

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Arrested last month in Operação Lava Jato (Carwash), former Speaker of the House, Eduardo Cunha, included in his defense witness list current Brazil President Michel Temer and former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, as well as other former high-ranking government officials.

The former Speaker is accused of receiving kickbacks in Benin, Africa from oil exploration contracts set with Petrobras and of having lied to a Congressional committee when he stated that neither he nor any family members held Swiss bank accounts.

According to the document filed by . . .

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