Federal Police Find No Evidence that Flávio Bolsonaro Laundered Money and Misrepresented the Value of his Property

Police will deliver its final report on Flavio in the coming days

São Paulo

The Federal Police concluded that there was no evidence that Senator Flávio Bolsonaro—the President's oldest son— committed the crimes of money laundering and falsehood in the electoral inquiry that targeted his real estate negotiations made his declaration of assets in the 2018 election.

Police will deliver the final report to the courts in the next few days.

The result obtained by the PF does not coincide with the elements found in another investigation by the Public Prosecutor's Office in Rio de Janeiro, which is investigating the practice "rachadinha" that happened in the Legislative Assembly. He was a state deputy from February 2003 to January 2019.

In this type of scheme, officials are coerced to return part of their salaries to deputies.

FILE PHOTO- Eduardo and Flávio Bolsonaro (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

According to the Prosecutor's Office, which investigates the practice of embezzlement, concealment of assets and criminal organization, Flávio laundered R$ 2.3 million with real estate transactions and with his chocolate shop. The senator denies that he committed the crimes under investigation.

Although they are not about the same object, the investigations by the Federal Police and the MP-RJ collide with Flávio's properties.

The proceeding that is currently with the PF originated in a crime report made by lawyer Eliezer Gomes da Silva based on a story by Folha in January 2018 that pointed to the patrimonial evolution of Jair Bolsonaro, then federal deputy, and his children, who are involved in politics.

In the complaint, the lawyer highlighted that Flávio declared in 2014 and 2016 that he owned a property in Laranjeiras, but that he attributed different values to the same property each year.

In the case of apartments, the MP-RJ does not believe that the values registered by Flávio in notary offices are valid. The PF investigation found no evidence to support this.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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