RIO DE JANEIRO, Rio de Janeiro (FOLHAPRESS) – President Jair Bolsonaro talked about his second charge (20) regarding the use of orange candidates by his party, the PSL, in the 2018. elections owing an orange bush, as orange was a profitable product .
"In Rio de Janeiro, the three candidates received orange [sic], each, R $ 1.8 thousand to pay the accountant and doesn't give us accountability. Then I owned the orange bush in Rio de Janeiro. Even if I want it, orange is a profitable product, "said the president.
After disclosing by Folha de S.Paulo, the Public Administration and the Federal Police in Minas Gerais and Pernambuco are investigating the plan for orange applications of the PSL and there are including a Bolsonaro minister, Marcelo Álvaro Antônio (Turismo). The case also helped prevent the first high-level government resignation, Gustavo Bebianno (the Presidency General Secretariat).
In February, Folha de S. Paulo published a report showing that funds from the electoral fund submitted to 33 PSL candidates in the state had benefited a former councilor to Flávio Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) and another colleague's relatives from the senator now.
One of the beneficiaries is the accountant Alessandra Ferreira de Oliveira, the first treasurer of PSL-RJ, a party presided by the senator, the son of President Jair Bolsonaro. His company Ale Soluções e Eventos received R $ 55,300 from 42 PSL applicants in Rio.
Other beneficiaries belonged to two relationships to Valdenice de Oliveira Meliga, the PSL state directory treasurer. Oliveira and Meliga were also advisers to the Senator Flávio Bolsonaro in the Alerj (Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly).
Oliveira and Valdenice had their bank secrecy and tax breached at the request of the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office in a legal case investigating financial transactions between Flávio Bolsonaro consultants.
The president of the Republic raised the issue when he spoke to entrepreneurs at Firjan (Federation of Rio de Janeiro Industries). In a speech, he said that the Brazilian problem is the political class and he called on the mayor and governor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella (PRB) and Wilson Witzel (PSC), to help "change that."
Soon after, he turned to the entrepreneurs promised "not to create difficulties to sell facilities". He mentioned that only $ 9 million took his party from the $ 1.6 billion of the electoral fund and he had chosen not to use public resources in his own campaign.