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Former Temer Adviser Arrested in Latest Threat to Brazil Leader

  • Former congressman Loures recorded taking suitcase of money
  • Temer has already lost cabinet members in Carwash scandal

A former Brazilian congressman and adviser to President Michel Temer was arrested on Saturday in a new threat to the embattled president, who’s under investigation amid threats of impeachment from a corruption scandal.

Rodrigo Rocha Loures was arrested on orders of Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin, according to a statement from Brazil’s Federal Police. Loures is being investigated after being captured on video allegedly receiving a suitcase containing 500,000 reais ($154,000) from a businessman.