TV host Wallace Souza is accused of ordering hits on criminal rivals and then covering the deaths for ratings.
# Wallace Souza is a legislator and former host of a police TV show, "Canal Livre"
# Authorities: Souza would order slayings, then have camera crews arrive on scene
# Police also say Souza is a drug trafficker; Souza's lawyer denies the accusations
# Despite charges he faces, Souza remains free because of legislative immunity
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (CNN) -- A Brazilian TV host denies authorities' charges that he orchestrated the murders of drug dealers and other criminals to generate sensational footage for his show.
Wallace Souza, a state legislator and former host of a police TV show called "Canal Livre," also was a drug trafficker, officials say. And to get rid of the competition -- and drive up ratings -- he would order that criminal rivals be killed and then
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