Brazil Olympic Committee is provisionally suspended after arrest Nuzman

Move came after arrest of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, suspected of facilitating the purchase of IOC members vote for the election of Rio as Olympic headquarters of 2016.
06/10/2017 14h39 - Updated 10/10/2017 16h18
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The International Olympic Committee (WATCH) He announced on Friday (6) provisionally suspended the Brazil Olympic Committee (COB), after the arrest of its president, Carlos Arthur Nuzman, suspected of broker vote buying to ensure host the Olympic Games 2016 to Rio de Janeiro.

The IOC also suspended Nuzman of all its functions and rights of honorary member, and excluded from the steering committee of the Tokyo 2020 Games. The detailed committee that the punishment will not affect Brazilian athletes.

Thursday (5), in Rio de Janeiro, Federal Police agents and federal prosecutors arrested Nuzman and Leonardo Gryner, former director of Rio committee operations 2016 and right-hand Nuzman.

Nuzman is suspected of facilitating the purchase of votes members of the International Olympic Committee (WATCH) for the election of Rio as Olympic headquarters of 2016. He was arrested at home, Leblon, por volta the 6h. Nuzman is president of BOC's 22 years. The request for temporary arrest was decreed by Judge Marcelo Bretas, 7th Federal Criminal Court.

According to defense Nuzman, the measure adopted in prison was hard. “It's a tough measure and it is not usual in the due process”, said Nelio Machado.

Nuzman and Gryner would have paid over $ 2,7 million African members of the International Olympic Committee (WATCH) in exchange for the choice of Rio-2016.

According to the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), Nuzman tried to regularize, with the IRS, values ​​species and 16 kilos of gold that would be in a safe in Switzerland, soon after the first phase of the operation “Unfair Play”.


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