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Brazilian Judge Authorizes Preliminary Probe of Allegations Pointing to Temer

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge has authorized a preliminary investigation into allegations from former Transpetro head Sergio Machado that President Michel Temer illegally solicited campaign money in 2012. Machado, who secured a plea deal after being implicated in the widely publicized Lava Jato scandal, said in court that Temer had asked for donations to benefit Sao Paulo's mayoral campaign for Gabriel Chalita. Transpetro is a subsidiary of Petroleo Brasileiro SA, also known as...

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