October 19, 2017 / 7:17 PM / a year ago

Brazil's former Olympic chief to stand trial in Rio 2016 bribes case

FILE PHOTO: Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) President Carlos Arthur Nuzman arrives to Federal Police headquarters in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil October 5, 2017. REUTERS/Bruno Kelly/File Photo

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Brazil’s former head of the national Olympics committee (COB), Carlos Nuzman will stand trial for his role in a corruption case involving alleged bribery aimed at making Rio de Janeiro the host of the 2016 Games, a Brazilian judge decided on Thursday.

Nuzman, 75, was indicted on charges of racketeering, money laundering and violating currency laws, and five others face trial for corruption. He has denied any wrongdoing.

Reporting by Eduardo Simoes; Editing by Lisa Shumaker

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