Brazil investigators get access to banking records of president’s son in graft probe
15 May 2019

A Brazilian court will allow investigators to examine the banking records of President Jair Bolsonaro’s senator son and his former driver in a money-laundering investigation, two sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Monday.

The office of Senator Flavio Bolsonaro confirmed that a court in a sealed ruling would allow police to examine the banking records of the lawmaker, along with those of his wife.

The court order opening Flavio Bolsonaro’s banking records increases the spotlight on multiple corruption allegations that are sullying the law-and-order image his father rode to an easy presidential election last year.

Federal investigators said in February they had opened the money-laundering investigation in connection to unexplained increases in Flavio Bolsonaro’s net worth, and his purchase of at least two luxury apartments in Rio de Janeiro.

Brazil’s Supreme Court in February rejected his appeal to halt the probe that also includes an examination of numerous cash payments made to the account of his former driver.

By Rodrigo Viga Gaier, Reuters, 13 May 2019

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Photo: Roque de Sá/Agência Senado [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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