Police Seize Computer at Bolsonaro Condominium Management

Objective is to inspect the intercom recording system amid the investigations of the Marielle case

Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro's police seized on Thursday (7) morning a computer from the management of condominium Vivendas da Barra. President Bolsonaro lived there until the end of last year. The goal is to scan the site intercom recording system.

The move is part of the investigation into the murder of Councilwoman Marielle Franco (PSOL) and driver Anderson Gomes in March 2018. Retired military officer Ronnie Lessa, accused of being the perpetrator of the crime, also lived in the condominium.

President Jair Bolsonaro. Facebook @jairmessias.bolsonaro)

The measure came two days after the Rio de Janeiro Public Prosecutor's Office was officially notified by the Attorney General's Office that investigations into the crime could continue in the state following the mention of the president's name in the investigation.

The agents of the Homicide Division and the ICCE (Carlos Éboli Criminal Institute) stayed for two hours at the condominium.

Experts will analyze if there has been any change in the call recording system between the concierge and the local houses. The goal is to clarify the full context of the entry of former military police officer Élcio de Queiroz, also charged with the crime, into the condominium hours before the murder.

A file of this condominium system shows, according to the Rio de Janeiro Public Prosecutor's Office, Ronnie Lessa authorizing the entry of Élcio.

This analysis was used by the Prosecution Service to contradict the testimony of a porter who named "his Jair" from Bolsonaro House 58 as responsible for clearing the accused's entry.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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