Federal police arrest former minister of Lula, Paulo Bernardo

He is the husband of Senator Gleisi Hoffmann, He was arrested on Thursday morning in Brasilia.
23/06/2016 07h41 - Updated 24/06/2016 08h21
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In the new Federal Police operation, former Minister Paulo Bernardo (Planning and Communications in the Lula government), husband Gleisi Hoffmann Senator (PT-PR), He was arrested on Thursday, 23, in Brasilia.

The action stems from slicing and dicing that occurred in the investigation that was in the Supreme Court.

Or ex-minister, Senator and businessman Ernesto Rodrigues Kugler, Curitiba were denounced by the Attorney General's Office in May this year. Paul Bernardo and Gleisi were accused of accepting bribes and money laundering.

The police investigation found that the two received R $ 1 million kickback contracts between contractors and Petrobras. The amount would be used to defray the expenses of her election to the Senate in 2010.

The prosecution maintains that the then Minister requested the amount in favor of women directly to the engineer Paulo Roberto Costa, then the director of Supply of Petrobras and one of the organizers of the corruption scheme in the state indicated by the PP.

Arrested in 2014, Costa has awarded snitching.

The money changer Alberto Youssef, who also made snitching, operationalized payment. According to the Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, the money changer ran the PP kickbacks box from where they left the amounts in question.

Source: Exame.com

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