PF makes searches against former minister Pimentel ally in Operation Acronym

The agents do searches for addresses of people connected to the PT.
01/10/2015 09h26 - Updated 1/10/2015 09h26
Photo: Fabio Rodrigues Pozzebom / ABr / SEE

Federal police broke out on Thursday another phase of Operation Acronym, investigating campaign irregularities and alleged bribe-taking by the governor of Minas Gerais, Fernando Pimentel (PT-MG), former Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, as well as money laundering a group of entrepreneurs who have ties to the PT.

The agents do searches for addresses of people connected to the PT, among them the president of CEMIG (Cemig), also the former minister of Mauro Borges Development. He is a friend of Pimentel and his political protégé.

The PF meets about forty search warrants in cities such as Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo and Brasilia. The action was authorized by the Superior Court of Justice.

The acronym, triggered initially in May, It has also targeted the first lady of Mines, Carolina Oliveira, and businessman Benedito Rodrigues, the Bene, developer of Pimentel campaigns and suspected of diverting federal resources contracts with their companies.

Pimentel is investigated for receiving undue advantage of companies that had commercial relationships with the National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES), linked to the Ministry of Development, he commanded the 2011 a 2014.

Source: Veja.com


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