Flavio Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, admitted on Wednesday that his former advisor Fabricio Queiroz, who was arrested in mid-June for suspected corruption, has repeatedly paid his bills, although he has insisted that this does not imply that it does was a “corruption”, as the prosecutor believes.
“It may have happened that I sent Queiroz to pay an account of mine. I take my money, I give it to him, he goes to the bank and pays it,” said Flavio, claiming, “He wants to do it with one Kind of connect. ” Outline is like criminalizing a secretary who pays to the bank on behalf of his boss. “” I can’t send anyone to pay an invoice from me? “He said.
Prosecutors are investigating the son of the Brazilian president for allegedly participating in a money laundering network that dates back to his time as a member of the Rio de Janeiro State Assembly. Queiroz was allegedly responsible for collecting part of the salaries of his other advisors in a practice known as “rachadinha” that redirected public funds.
The investigation by the prosecutor’s office suggests that Queiroz Flavio’s bills, such as his health insurance or monthly payments from his daughters’ private school, were paid in cash most of the time, according to the news portal G1.