Senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Republicanos-RJ) said on Tuesday (2) that he used funds from the sale of a property in Rio de Janeiro to buy the R$6 million (US$1 million) mansion in Brasilia.
"Everything is registered in a public deed," said a note released by the congressman's press office. "Anything beyond that is pure speculation or misinformation on the part of some media outlets."
Questioned after the release of the statement, the senator's staff stated that the property sold was the apartment in Barra da Tijuca.
The sale has not yet been reported to the Property Registry - the buyer is responsible and there is no deadline to register.
After the note, Flávio recorded a testimony on video, published on his social networks.
"I sold a property that I had in Rio de Janeiro, I sold a franchise that I also owned in Rio de Janeiro and I bought a house here in Brasilia," he said, referring to the property in Barra and the franchise of a chocolate store that he had in a mall, also in Rio de Janeiro.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon