The President of Brazil is awaiting trial at the end of his term

Brazilian President Michel Temer, leaving the post of head of state at the end of December, will appear before the court on charges of corruption and money laundering, said the Prosecutor General’s office on Thursday, December 20

Temer is under investigation on suspicion of having received a bribe in exchange for the issuance of a decree in 2017 authorizing the long-term extension of certain contracts. According to the office of the President, Temer will prove that there were no violations in this case, and none of the companies received advantages in violation of the rules.

Michel Temer leaves the post of President of Brazil on December 31. He will appear before the court, apparently in January. Liberal-conservative politician Temer assumed the presidency in 2016 instead of Dilma Rousseff, who was also accused of corruption and subjected to impeachment.