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Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman in a vote-buying case have asked prosecutors in Switzerland for help

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BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Brazilian authorities investigating Olympic official Carlos Nuzman in a vote-buying case have asked prosecutors in Switzerland for help.

The office of Switzerland’s attorney general says it is “currently analyzing” the request for legal assistance.

Nuzman was arrested Thursday in Rio de Janeiro on suspicion of obstructing the investigation. Prosecutors also believe he stored 16 bars of gold in a Geneva depository.

As Brazilian Olympic Committee president, Nuzman led the 2016 Olympic bid and organizing committees.

Prosecutors have implicated Nuzman in a bribery scheme to help win votes from IOC members, who chose Rio as host city in 2009.

The International Olympic Committee is considering a provisional suspension for the 75-year-old Nuzman, who is an honorary member.

Nuzman also sits on an IOC panel overseeing preparations for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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