Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year’s Rio de Janeiro Olympics, has been charged by Brazilian prosecutors with corruption, money laundering, tax evasion and running a criminal organisation.
Brazilian prosecutors announced the formal charges today.
According to the Associated Press, 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago and is being held in prison.
Prosecutors also filed corruption charges against Nuzman’s right-hand man, Leonardo Gryner.
Brazilian and French authorities say Nuzman helped pay US$2 million to Papa Massata Diack to win votes to stage the 2016 Olympics.