Lava Jato will investigate funding from Rouanet Law

The legislation allows the raising of funds for cultural projects through tax incentives for companies and individuals.
03/06/2016 10h40 - Updated 6/06/2016 10h22
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The operation of the task force Lava Jet in Curitiba want to move forward now on the financing of cultural projects in the country through the Rouanet Law.

The Federal Police Chief Eduardo Mauat sent official letter to the Ministry of Supervision and Control Transparency requesting details about the 100 largest recipients / fundraisers via Rouanet the last ten years.

The request was sent on PF 30, Monday, Fabiano Silveira, that until that day still occupied the minister chair of Transparency – he fell after the release of audio that appears criticizing the Lava Jato and the Attorney General's Office.

Silveira directed the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros, target 12 inquiries in the Supreme Court (STF).

The Rouanet Law was created in the Fernando Collor, in 1991. The legislation allows the raising of funds for cultural projects through tax incentives for companies and individuals.

In practice, the Rouanet Law allows, for example, a private company use part of the money they would spend on taxes to fund proposals approved by the Ministry of Culture to receive funds.

The delegate PF asks the Ministry of transparency that details the amounts received by 100 major beneficiaries in that period itemizing the origin (National Fund for Culture and Cultural and Artistic Investment Funds), the referees responsible for approving the release of funds and also if there was accountability of the projects approved.

The request of the Lava Jato delegate was done in the main survey operation, opened in 2013 to investigate four groups of money changers and ended up revealing a major corruption scheme in Petrobras and other state and areas of the federal government involving the largest contractors in the country.

on request, the delegate does not say what suspicions are being investigated or what line of investigation that may involve initiatives that raised funds through Rouanet Law.

Asked by this reporter, the Ministry of Culture said it was not wanted by PF.

Source: Exame.com


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