Swiss prosecutors could sink Nuzman

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October 10, 2017
Carlos Nuzman, president of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (centre) is escorted by federal police officers after being taken into custody at his home, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on October 5.

BERN, Switzerland (AP):

Federal prosecutors in Switzerland have agreed to help Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman, who is suspected of vote-buying in a corruption conspiracy linked to the Rio de Janeiro Games.

The Swiss attorney general's office said last week's request from Brazil is "currently being executed".

Details were not disclosed, but Swiss prosecutors can share potential information about accounts and money transfers from banks in the country.

Brazilian prosecutors have said Nuzman, who led bidding and organising committees for the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, had stored 16 gold bars at a depository in Geneva.

Suspected bribery linked to the Olympic hosting amounted to a "criminal organisation", Brazilian prosecutors said.

The International Olympic Committee imposed interim bans on Nuzman, who is an honorary member, and Brazil's Olympic committee last Friday.

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