finding money on property that would be used by Geddel sum over R $ 51 millionsThe money was found by the police to fulfill warrant of search and seizure, issued by the 10th Federal Court in Brasilia, within the Operation Treasure.
The Federal Police (PF) It concluded at the end of the evening this Tuesday (5) the money count seized in an apartment in Loreto Street Baron, in the neighborhood of Grace in Salvador, what, according to PF, "Would supposedly, used by Geddel Vieira Lima [ex-minister] as bunker’ for cash storage in kind ". They accounted for R $ 42.643,500 e US$ 2.688 millions, totalizing, in real, R$ 51.030.866,40.
The money was found by the police to fulfill warrant of search and seizure, issued by the 10th Federal Court in Brasilia, within the Operation Treasure, Operation of unfolding Cui Bono, the first phase was triggered by PF in 13 January this year. The assets seized will be deposited in court.
The apartment belongs, according to Justice, Silvio Silveira, which would have given the property to the former minister, to guard, supposedly ", father's belongings, who died in January 2016″. An anonymous tip, by telephone, alerted police that Geddel would be using the apartment in Graça neighborhood to "keep boxes of documents", what was found after consulting the residents of the building.
In the document authorizing the operation, Vallisney the judge Souza Oliveira found that practices need to be investigated "urgently", due to the facts related to "lofty values, money laundering offenses, corruption, criminal organization and participation of influential and powerful public officials ". The judge's decision, authorizing operation, It was signed on Wednesday (30).
Operation Cui Bono
Operation Cui Bono investigated fraud scheme in the release of credits Caixa Economica Federal in the period 2011 e 2013. According to the investigation, between March 2011 and December 2013, as vice president of Legal Entities of the institution was occupied by Geddel Vieira Lima.
The investigation of Cui Bono - Latin expression which in Portuguese means "who benefits?"- It is an offshoot of Operation orations, triggered in December 2015, during Operation Lava Jato, when federal police found a cell phone in the residence then Speaker of the House of Representatives, former deputy federal Eduardo Cunha, which revealed intense exchange of electronic messages between Cunha and Geddel. The operation was intended to avoid that important evidence would be destroyed by the investigated Lava Jato.
currently, the former minister Geddel Vieira Lima fulfills house arrest in Salvador.