The National Newspaper had exclusive access to an extract from a report by the Financial Activities Control Council (Coaf) on suspicious banking transactions by Flávio Bolsonaro. In a month, there were almost 50 cash deposits in an account of the senator elected by Rio de Janeiro, for a total of R $ 96 thousand.
The document provides information on the financial movements of Flávio Bolsonaro between June and July 2017. There are 48 deposits in kind at the expense of the elected senator, concentrated on the self-service branch of the bank branch that is inside the # 39; Legislative Assembly of Rio (Alerj), and always in the same value: R $ 2 thousand.
The deposits were made in five days:
- June 9, 2017: 10 deposits in the interval of 5 minutes between 11:02 and 11:07;
- June 15, 2017: plus 5 deposits, made in 2 minutes, from 4:58 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.;
- June 27, 2017: Other 10 deposits, in 3 minutes, from 12:21 p.m. at 12:24 p.m.;
- June 28, 2017: plus 8 deposits in 4 minutes, between 10:52 and 10:56;
- July 13, 2017: 15 deposits in 6 minutes.
Coaf says that it was not possible to identify who made the deposits. The report states that the fact that they were made in a fractional manner causes the recusal of the origin of the money.
The Coaf classifies what type of occurrence has been produced based on a circular from the Central Bank that deals with money laundering.
The conduct of operations that, due to their habituality, value and form, are an artifice for the identification of those responsible or the final beneficiaries.
The document, obtained from sources from the JN report team, identifies as "item 4" and is part of a Financial Intelligence report (RIF ).
Report at the request of the MPRJ
The National Journal discovered that this new intelligence report was requested by the Rio Fiscal Office from the investigation of the atypical financial movement of parliamentary advisors from Alerj.
The first report addressed the movement of Assembly staff. This time, the parliamentarian asked the Coaf to extend the survey. The suspicion is that the cabinet officials returned part of the wages in an operation known as "cracked".
The parliamentarian asked for the new report to the Coaf on December 14 and attended the day 17, a day before Flavio Bolsonaro was senator. Therefore, according to the deputy, he did not have a privileged forum at that time. Due to this report, Flávio Bolsonaro questioned the competence of the parliamentarian.
Queiroz and Flávio Bolsonaro: Senator-elect ordered investigation suspension – Photo: Reproduction / JN
Flávio Bolsonaro asked the Federal Supreme Court (STF) to temporarily suspend the investigation and to abolish the evidence. It was summoned in the procedure opened by the public prosecutor of Rio against Fabrício Queiroz. The former adviser to Flávio Bolsonaro is being investigated by a suspected movement of $ 1.2 million for one year.
In a complaint to the STF, Flávio Bolsonaro argued that the Attorney General's Office used the Coaf to "create a direct access and control of the judiciary, making a real mockery of the constitutional rules of failure to comply with banking and fiscal secrecy" .
Flávio also argued that "after confirming his election to the position of senator, the prosecutor asked the Coaf for information about the confidential data of his property" and that the information on the investigation procedure was obtained illegally, without consulting with Justice.
However, the first class of the Federal Supreme Court took at least two decisions to validate that the Office of the Prosecutor obtained information from the Coaf without judicial authorization.
The MPRJ is also based on a National Public Prosecutor's Standard that allows the Coaf information report to be requested and is convinced that it is not a violation of confidentiality. The prosecutor declares that there has been a breach of confidentiality and says investigations derived from atypical financial movements of political officials and public servants can be deployed in civil processes to determine the practice of unlawful administrative acts and criminal procedures
The deputy also stated that Flávio Bolsonaro was not investigated. He said the Coaf report reported atypical movements of political agents and officials, and that, with caution, the names of MPs allegedly involved in illegal activities were not immediately indicated. He added that "the dynamics of investigations and the analysis of the collected evidence can add, at any time, formally investigated political agents."
Still second, this "way of acting indicates the attention MP has in the investigations to avoid undue erosion of the authorities involved."
Before suspending the investigation, Fabricio Queiroz has failed two witnesses at the Prosecutor General's Office. Flávio Bolsonaro said that he would only give explanations after knowing the cars.
The national newspaper looked for the advice of Flávio Bolsonaro, but it did not respond.