Embattled Brazilian President Michel Temer has waved aside corruption charges leveled against him claiming that the charge is a fiction.
He also accused the prosecutor general of seeking ‘revenge, destruction and vengeance’ with the indictment.
Temer made the comments a day after the country’s top prosecutor presented a scathing indictment against him which he dismissed saying it is a “soap opera plot”.
The prosecutors “created a soap opera plot,” Temer said in a brief statement to reporters and allies, his first comments since the charge sheet was presented. “I say without fear of being wrong that the accusation is fiction.”
Temer was slammed with corruption charges by prosecutors who accuse him of receiving a $150,000 bribe from the boss of a meatpacking company implicated in a corruption scandal.
The Supreme Court, Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot also received a filing against Temer for alleged obstruction of justice and membership of a criminal group.
If found guilty, the charge against Temer which he has vehemently denied could possibly make him the country’s first serving leader to face a criminal trial while in office.
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