“Lula waiter” moved 69 times more than your income

Carlos is investigated by Operation Cost Brazil to have drained at least R $ 309 thousand of bribery.
01/07/2016 11h58 - Updated 1/07/2016 11h58
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The financial transactions of the owner of Focal Making and Visual Communication – second largest supplier of campaign 2014 the far President Dilma Rousseff (PT) -, Roberto Carlos Cortegoso, It came to be “69 times greater than the value of their stated revenue” the Internal Revenue Service.

Known as “Lula waiter”, the entrepreneur of São Bernardo do Campo (SP) It is investigated by Operation Cost Brazil to have drained at least R $ 309 thousand of kickbacks diverted at the Ministry of Planning Paulo Bernardo in management – released on Wednesday, 29, after six days of imprisonment.

“Moving Carlos Cortegoso draws attention to be, In so many cases 69 times greater than the value of their stated revenue. Besides that, It presents a variation asset discovery”, records representation of the Federal Police, in the case of Brazil Cost, made based on the breach of confidentiality of the investigation made by the IRS.

The document shows that in the years 2010, 2012, 2013 e 2014 the financial transactions of Cortegoso was much higher than the declared income.

The business operates in PT campaigns since the late 90 and provided graphic material and shirts for all presidential party disputes from 2002.

In 2014, spending on Focal increased further and reached R $ 23 millions.

The Superior Electoral Court (TSE) investigates payments. In addition to the presidential campaign, the company received US $ Cortegoso 158 thou candidacy of Senator Gleisi Hoffmann (PT-PR), wife of former minister Paulo Bernardo.

The businessman earned the nickname “Lula waiter” because he worked in a restaurant in Sao Bernardo do Campo (SP) attended by the former president when he was a trade unionist.

In the late 90, Cortegoso set up a production company shirts and campaign material.

With the arrival of the PT to Planalto Palace, in 2002, the business grew quickly and it became the main supplier of party campaigns.

Source: Exame.com

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