Brazil’s Olympic Committee President has been arrested over allegations he arranged more than $2 million in bribes to secure the rights to host the 2016 games in Rio.
Carlos Arthur Nuzman was arrested yesterday on suspicion of corruption, money laundering and participating in a criminal operation.
Leonardo Gryner, a former director of the national Olympics committee, was also taken into custody.
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It’s reported the pair were part of a “criminal organisation” who bribed the son of Lamine Diack, a former IOC member from Senegal, to secure votes to have the Olympics in their country.
The investigation is ongoing. No charges have yet been laid.
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