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President Of Rio’s 2016 Olympic Bid Is Charged With Corruption

Brazil’s Olympic Committee chief, Carlos Nuzman, quiescent from his post after being arrested on Oct. 5. He’s seen here entrance to a Brazilian Federal Police building in Rio de Janeiro for doubt on Sept. 5.

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Brazil’s Olympic Committee chief, Carlos Nuzman, quiescent from his post after being arrested on Oct. 5. He’s seen here entrance to a Brazilian Federal Police building in Rio de Janeiro for doubt on Sept. 5.

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Federal prosecutors in Brazil are charging former Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman with assisting to run a rapist classification and other crimes, in a intrigue that paid for a votes that brought a Olympics to Rio de Janeiro final summer. The justification includes undeclared resources in a form of 16 bullion bars.

Nuzman was arrested on Oct. 5, call him to renounce as boss of Brazil’s inhabitant Olympic committee. Prosecutors announced charges opposite him that operation from crime and income laundering to escaped unfamiliar banking laws.

From Rio, NPR’s Philip Reeves reports for a Newscast unit:

“Brazilian and French authorities trust a 75-year-old was a pivotal actor in a intrigue to channel $2 million to a former member of a International Olympics Committee — Lamine Diack from Senegal — to assistance safeguard that Rio was inaugurated as a venue for a games.

“They credit Nuzman of carrying undeclared resources in Switzerland, including 16 bullion bars, any weighing a kilo. Nuzman has denied any wrongdoing, and says he’s been unjustly concerned in a scandal.”

Prosecutors contend Nuzman was an critical partial of a rapist operation that also enclosed rich businessman Arthur Cesar de Menezes Soares Filho and Rio’s former governor, Sérgio Cabral, who was condemned to 14 years in jail this summer.

When Rio was selected to horde a 2016 Games, a city kick out rivals such Tokyo, Madrid, and Chicago. As NPR’s Howard Berkes reported behind in 2009, “Chicago garnered only 18 of 94 votes in a International Olympic Committee’s preference process.”

Before he was arrested this month, Nuzman had been an titular member of a International Olympic Committee and a member of a coordination elect for a 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The IOC’s executive house private Nuzman from those roles. It also provisionally dangling a Brazilian Olympic Committee — with a construction that a country’s athletes can still attend in a arriving Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Games.