Queiroz Testifies and Says that Alleged Federal Police Leak Did Not Reach Him

Federal Public Ministry investigates report of businessman; Flávio Bolsonaro is summoned to testify about money corruption

Rio de Janeiro

Retired military policeman Fabrício Queiroz, a former aide to Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ), said on Thursday (2) that he had not received information about an alleged leak of a report from Operation Furna da Jaguar.

He was also unable to say whether Flávio was informed about this document from Coaf (federal agency) before exonerating him from the position of advisor in the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro, in October 2018.

File Photo: Jair and Flavio Bolsonaro with Queiroz - Reprodução

Queiroz gave his second statement regarding the leak of the report that comprised the investigation of Operation Furna da Onça, launched by the Federal Police in November 2018.

The investigation was opened after Paulo Marinho, businessman and substitute for Flávio Bolsonaro, told Folha that the current senator told him that he had dismissed Queiroz due to his unusual movements identified by Coaf.

Attorney Eduardo Benones, responsible for the investigation at the MPF, said that "the testimony suggests and indicates that the investigations must continue".

Queiroz was arrested on suspicion of trying to hinder investigations into the alleged money corruption in Flávio's old office in the Assembly, a practice that consists of collecting advisors' salaries for the deputy.

The senator and his wife, Fernanda, were summoned to testify next week about the money corruption case.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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