THE Public Prosecutors Office in Rio has laid charges against Ireland's former top Olympic official Pat Hickey over an alleged Olympic Games ticketing scam.
However, Bach canceled plans to attend Wednesday's opening of the Paralympics in Rio.
Pat Hickey is due to speak with police in Rio later today. The high-ranking Olympic official is declining to answer police questions related to alleged ticket scalping during last month's Olympic Games.
"We found enough evidence linking Hickey to this plot to sell tickets by a company that was not authorized", Kac told The Associated Press. "These are tickets that were sold for up to 8,000 dollars (£6,000)". Once the prosecutor decides what charges, if any, Hickey should answer to, the file will be passed to a local judge, who must, in turn, decide whether or not to accept or reject charges against the 71-year-old Irish man.
Hickey was freed last week when a judge ruled that he wasn't a risk to the public or the investigation.
Police have said Mr Hickey plotted with businessmen to transfer tickets illegally to a non-authorised vendor that was allegedly selling them for high fees. Police investigators said the scheme was planned to rake in $3 million.
The head of THG Sports, Kevin James Mallon, was arrested on August 5 in the case, but was set free, like Hickey.
The charge sheet includes false advertising, the supply of tickets for the goal of touting, and fraud but it is not yet clear what charges each man individually faces.
Should a judge decide to reject them, the case will be dropped and both Hickey, an IOC Executive Board member and the European Olympic Committees (EOC) President, and Mallon will be free to leave Brazil.
Mallon met with civil police investigators on Monday (September 5) in Rio having been released from Bangu Prison on bail late last month following a Supreme Court ruling in Brasília.