Flávio Bolsonaro Gives Deposition the Attorney's Office and Denies Having Received Privileged Information about Police Operation

Senator accused Paulo Marinho, his alternate, of wanting his term; businessman said that a delegate told him that Queiroz would be targeted

Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) denied on Monday (20) having received privileged information about Operation Furna da Onça in 2018, which was aimed at his former adviser Fabrício Queiroz.

The congressman spoke to the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in his office in Brasilia, in an investigation of the accusations made by businessman Paulo Marinho, a former ally of the Bolsonaro family and now a PSDB candidate for mayor of Rio.

Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

After the deposition, Flávio stated that Marinho aims to occupy his seat in the Senate. The businessman is an alternate for the president's son.

Marinho said that the Federal Police forwarded the information to Flávio's assistants that his then advisor, Fabrício Queiroz, was mentioned in the investigations that culminated in Furna da Onça.

Given the contradiction between Marinho and Flávio's statements, the MPF is now contemplating a confrontation between them.

Queiroz appeared in a report by Coaf (financial intelligence agency) that identified unusual movements in his account, and that was attached to the Furna da Onça survey.

The ex-adviser, who is under house arrest, is appointed by the Public Ministry as the operator of a "crack" scheme (return of wages) in Flávio's office when Bolsonaro's son was a state deputy in Rio de Janeiro.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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