Pastor Silas Malafaia is indicted on suspicion of money laundering

Malafaia is suspected of lending accounts of his institution to help hide money.
24/02/2017 16h02 - Updated 24/02/2017 16h02
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Pastor Silas Malafaia was indicted on suspicion of money laundering. The information was released by the magazine 'Isto É' on Thursday (23) and confirmed by the Folha de S.Paulo with the Federal Police.

The indictment occurred in 16 from December, the same date as the pastor of Victory Assembly of God in Christ was taken coercively to testify in Sao Paulo, during Operation Timothy, that targeted a criminal organization investigated on suspicion of corruption in royalty collections of mineral exploration.

The PF determines whether he had participated in money laundering for receiving values ​​of the main law firm responsible for scheme. He is suspected of lending accounts of his institution to help hide money.

Investigations found that Malafaia received from one of the offices involved in the scheme about R $ 100 thousand in your personal account.

In the leaf the pastor said it is "rehashed news" and denied involvement in illegal activities. "It's a shame, I have nothing to do with this rascality ", said.

According to him, the money was intended for a religious association and its church. At the time, in his testimony, he had stated that " [pastor] Michael Aboud, my friend for over 20 years, He brought a member of his church who is a businessman to give me a personal offer. It gave me an offer of R $ 100 one thousand, deposited in my account, declared in my income and my wife, because I have joint account ".

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