RIO DE JANEIRO — A former member of the Brazilian Olympic committee has shown The Associated Press letters he says he sent to the International Olympic Committee eight years ago that warned against awarding the games to Rio de Janeiro, and cautioned against the administration of Carlos Nuzman.
Nuzman, an IOC member who headed last year’s Rio Olympics, was held for police questioning last week for his alleged part in a $2 million vote-buying scheme to land the games in Brazil.
He has not been charged with a crime, and his lawyer says he was not involved in any wrongdoing.
The corruption allegations come as the IOC met Wednesday in Lima, Peru, and awarded the 2024 Olympics to Paris and the 2028 Olympics to Los Angeles.
Alberto Murray Neto, a Sao Paulo lawyer who served with Nuzman for 12 years on the Brazilian Olympic committee but was never a member of