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Brazil's Temer to sue billionaire foe over graft accusations


By Lisandra Paraguassu and Bruno FederowskiBRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire businessman in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman.In a statement, Temer's office said he will take "all appropriate actions" against billionaire Joesley Batista, who told Época magazine that the 77-year-old politician has run a bribe-for-favors scheme at the government since 2010. In his first interview since ...

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First Published: Sat, June 17 2017. 22:31 IST