Brazil Police Nab Olympic Chief Amid Vote-Buying Scandal

Friday 06 October 2017 2 weeks ago 25   Brazil   Print

Report  Web Desk : Brasilia: Brazilian police arrested the chairman of the Brazilian Olympic Committee as part of a probe into alleged buying of votes to secure Rio de Janeiro’s hosting of the Olympics last year. Police said in a statement that Carlos Nuzman, 75, was arrested on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and criminal association. Twenty police officers were deployed early yesterday in Rio de Janeiro on orders from a federal judge, arresting Nuzman and seizing documents. The investigators claiming that Nuzman’s net worth increased by 457 per cent between 2006 and last year, with the most significant rises recorded over the last three years. The officers also arrested the Rio 2016 committee chief operating officer, Leonardo Gryner. 02