October 5, 2017 / 3:24 PM / a year ago

Brazil finds evidence Rio vote-buying payment surpassed $2 mln - prosecutors

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian federal prosecutors have found evidence that payments allegedly made to secure Rio de Janeiro as host city for the 2016 Olympic games were not limited to the $2 million initially thought, they told a news conference on Thursday.

Speaking after the arrest of Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the head of Brazil's Olympic committee, prosecutors said at least another $500,000 was paid to members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to secure the rights to host the games. (Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier and Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Ana Mano; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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