Arrested in Operation Cost Brazil provide testimony to Justice in São Paulo

Or ex-minister, Paul Bernardo and seven prisoners were taken this morning to the Federal Court.
24/06/2016 10h12 - Updated 24/06/2016 10h12
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After spending a night in the lockup of the Federal Police (PF) in São Paulo, former Minister Paulo Bernardo and more sevens arrested in Operation Cost Brazil – triggered yesterday (23) They were taken Today (24) to give evidence to the Federal Court. They left the headquarters of the Superintendency of PF in Lapa, at 8:30 am, three police cars.

The press office of the Federal Police informed that the accused provide testimony in custody hearing in the 6th Federal Criminal Court in São Paulo. After, return to the lock-PF, which begin to be heard today.

Paul Bernardo and five prisoners arrived early yesterday evening (23) the state capital, in two planes, landing in Guarulhos. The Municipal Secretary for Management São Paulo, Valter Correia da Silva, I was already in the PF building. All spent the night in the cells in lockup.


Paul Bernardo is investigated in a bribery payment scheme, estimated at more than R $ 100 millions, several public officials and politicians at the time was Minister of Planning, Budget and Management, between the years 2010 e 2015.

The 6th Federal Criminal Court in St. Paul had determined to arrest 11 accused of involvement in the fraud scheme in the contract for management of payroll loans in the Ministry of Planning. One of them, former PT treasurer João Vaccari Neto, He had been arrested in Curitiba, it's two, who did not have the names released, they were not found.

Source: Agency Brazil

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