A Brazilian federal judge on Monday ordered the release of former President Michel Temer from jail, allowing him to face corruption charges while free.
Judge Antonio Ivan Athie said there’s no need to jail the 78-year-old politician because he doesn’t pose a risk to the investigation into the charges.
Temer and seven other people were jailed Thursday on corruption charges in the sprawling Car Wash probe. At the time, Judge Marcelo Bretas argued that they should be held so they could not destroy evidence.
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