Roy's former attorney general, Claudio Lopes, who held office twice between 2009 and 2012, was arrested on Thursday afternoon in Rio. He was taken to Jose Frederico Markues Public Prison in Benfica. The state prosecutor's office confirmed that the former prime minister's chief arrested was arrested, but did not provide any additional details or information.
In October, when the Federal Supreme Court (STF) released new copies of the delisting of Carlos Miranda, the financial operator of former governor Sergio Cabral, Claudio Lopes was cited as one of the people who allegedly benefited from corruption in connection with the political MDB in the state and entrepreneurs led by Cabral.
The document, dated March 6, 2018, was signed by Minister Dijas Toffoli of the STF. Miranda said in her statement that former Governor Sergio Cabral made illegal payments to former State Prosecutor Claudio Soares Lopes.
Carlos Miranda reports that at the end of 2008, during Claudio Lopez's campaign for the general prosecutor, Wilson Carlos, the then government secretary and Sergio Cabral, asked him to allocate $ 300,000 for the delivery of Claudio Lopez. Miranda said that such a figure is allegedly spent on the campaign for the selection of Lopes.
The accountant says the required funds were separated and delivered to Sergio de Castro Oliveira Serjao, one of the financial operators of the former governor group, for the delivery to Wilson Carlos, who was in charge of the delivery of Claudio Lopez.
Claudio Lopes took over as chief prosecutor in Rio de Janeiro in January 2009, promising to fight corruption.
Carlos Miranda told the story that even after assuming office, Claudio Lopes continued to receive money from a group of former governor Sergio Cabral. According to Miranda, the General Counsel was compensated.
Miranda further stated that after the election of Claudio Lopez, around March or April 2009, Vilson Carlos informed the informer that he would have to pay R $ 150 a month to Claudio Lopes, as confirmed by Sergio Cabral.