Police Issue Warrant for Brazilian Olympic Committee President

Photo Courtesy: Rio Media

Police in Brazil have issued warrants for the arrest of Brazilian Olympic Committee President Carlos Nuzman and his associate, Arthur Cesar de Menezes Soares Filho, on charges that they were involved in a bribery scandal surrounding the awarding of the 2016 Olympic Games, according to an Associated Press report.

Althought Nuzman’s lawyer, Sergio Mazzillo, has insisted that his client “did not commit any irregularity” and that Nuzman would cooperate, Nuzman was not at home when police searched his house.

Eyewitness reports saw Nuzman and Mazzillo leaving the home before police arrived, and police removed “suitcases, documents and a computer.”

Nuzman, a former International Olympic Committee member, was one of 11 people in either Brazil or France for whom warrants were issued in relation to the awarding of the 2016 Olympics. Police reportedly believe that these officials or former officials bought off the IOC in order to ensure that the Games went to Rio.

 

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16 Comments

16 comments

  1. Jim Christian

    What’s the deal with the photo of pasta?

    • Claire Anne

      I was just about to ask the same thing!

    • Carole Machol-Atler

      Brian Mullies yes, however this is an article about the Brazilian Olympic Committee

  2. Brian Mullies

    This is how it has always worked with the IOC. Pay to Play.

  3. Bonnie Jean Brown

    I’m glad he is possibly going to be held accountable for his actions. And can we get a recipe for the pasta and breadsticks? Looks yummy! 🍝

  4. Marina Weinberger

    Not surprised about this. The world is seeped in corruption. It’s everywhere.

  5. Colleen Hazlett

    What the hell does the photo of past and breadsticks have to do with the IOC?

  6. avatar

    I blame Lochte hes the cause of all this RIO trouble….lol

  7. avatar
    Leander

    They must have forgotten to bribe the police.

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer. A contributor to Swimming World since 2009, he has covered NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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