Federal Police Searches Bolsonaro's Address and Arrests Colonel Mauro Cid

Investigation is regarding the insertion of false data on Covid vaccination into the Ministry of Health system

The Federal Police are carrying out this Wednesday morning (3) a search and seizure warrant at the address of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and an arrest warrant against his former advisers Mauro Cid and Max Guilherme.

A PF fez buscas na manhã desta quarta (3) na casa de Bolsonaro em Brasília
BRASILIA, DF, 3-5-2023. - Bolsonaro's address is searched in Brasilia - Reprodução/TV Globo

Another target of an arrest warrant is Sergio Cordeiro, who worked on Bolsonaro’s security team.

The measures are part of an investigation, says the Federal Police, into an alleged "criminal association formed to commit the crimes of inserting false data regarding the vaccination against Covid-19 into the SI-PNI and RNDS systems of the Ministry of Health."

According to the Federal Police, the targets of the investigation would have made the false insertions between November 2021 and December 2022 so that beneficiaries could issue a vaccination certificate to travel to the United States.

Translated by Cassy Dias

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