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Vaza Jato: Deltan via Flávio Bolsonaro as corrupt and feared that Moro would stifle the case
Exit the new bomb of the Vaza Jet: Dallagnol said that the senator by the PSL Flávio Bolsonaro, son of the president of the Republic, “certainly” would be implied in the scheme of Fabrício Queiroz. The prosecutor, however, expressed a concern: he feared that Moro would not pursue the investigation, for being part of the Bolsonaro government – and Moro, in fact, did not act
From the Intercept newsletter – In secret chats, Deltan Dallagnol, coordinator of the Lava Jato operation, agreed with the prosecutors’ assessment that Flávio Bolsonaro maintained a corruption scheme in his office when he was a state deputy in Rio de Janeiro. According to the prosecutors, the scheme, operated by the advisor Fabrício Queiroz , would be similar to other scandals in which state deputies were accused of employing phantom staff and collecting part of the salary as a counterpart.
Dallagnol said that the current senator by the PSL Flávio Bolsonaro, son of the president of the Republic, “certainly” would be implicated in the scheme. The prosecutor, however, expressed concern: he feared that Moro would not pursue the investigation because of political pressures from then-newly elected President Jair Bolsonaro and the judge’s desire to be nominated to the Federal Supreme Court, the STF. To this day, as Dallagnol presumed, there is no evidence that Moro, who at the time of the talks had already left the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba and accepted Bolsonaro’s invitation to take over the Ministry of Justice , took any measure to investigate the scheme of phantom staff that Flávio is accused of maintaining and his connections with powerful militias in Rio de Janeiro.
The scandal involving Flavio, who had been dominating the headlines, has disappeared from the media in recent months. The investigation, in the hands of the Rio Public Prosecutor, appears to have entered at a much slower pace than expected for such a serious case. Moro also does not give any indication that he is interested in the federal ramifications of the case – such as Queiroz’s alleged loan to First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro . In the few times he answered questions about the son of the president, he repeated that “there is nothing conclusive about the Queiroz case” and that the government does not intend to interfere with the work of the promoters. Meanwhile, the case returned to the news on Monday, July 15, when STF President Dias Toffoli responded to Flávio Bolsonaro’s request and suspended investigations initiated without judicial approval involving the use of data from the Coaf, an agency of the Ministry of the Economy that monitors financial transactions to prevent money laundering crimes.
On December 8, 2018, Dallagnol posted a chat group on the Telegram called Filhos do Januario 3, composed of Lava Jato prosecutors, the link to a UOL report about a deposit of $ 24,000 made by Queiroz to an account in name of the first lady, Michelle Bolsonaro. According to the text, the “transaction was identified as” atypical “by the Coaf (Council for Control of Financial Activities) and attached to an investigation by the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office, Lava Jato.” “Queiroz handled R $ 1.2 million between January 2016 and January 2017. The Coaf’s communication does not prove irregularities, but indicates that the amounts handled are incompatible with the assets and economic activity of the former adviser,” writes UOL.
The news led Dallagnol to ask his colleagues’ opinion about the outcome of the case, and what Moro’s reaction would be like. Attorney Jerusa Viecilli, a critic of Moro’s rapprochement with the Bolsonaro administration, replied, “I am not talking … I only observe.” Dallagnol expressed serious concerns about the way the justice minister would lead the case, suggesting that the former judge could be lenient with Flávio, whether by limits imposed by the president or Moro’s intention not to jeopardize his appointment to the Supreme Court: It’s obvious what happened … And now, Jose? “The solicitor typed. “In any case, the president will not take his son away. And if this all happens before there is a vacancy in the supreme? “He wrote. Dallagnol concluded, about the president: “Now, how much will he play the Moro Anticorruption staff if his son will feel the agenda on his skin?”
December 8, 2018 – group Children of Januario 3
Dallagnol – 00:58:15 – [image not found]
Dallagnol – 00:58:15 – [image not found]
Dallagnol – 00:58:38 – COAF with Moro
Dallagnol – 00:58:40 – Aiaiai
Julio Noronha – 00:59:34 –
Dallagnol – 01:04:40 – [image not found]
Januário Paludo – 07:01:20 – That reminds me
Paludo – 07:01:48 – Remember something Deltan?
Paludo – 07:03:08 – Aiaiai
Jerusa Viecilli – 07:05:24 – I say nothing … I just observe
Dallagnol – 08:47:52 – Kkk
Dallagnol – 08:52:01 – It’s obvious what happened … What now, José?
Dallagnol – 08:53:37 – Moro must wait for the investigation and see who will be implicated. Son certainly. The problem is, will the father leave? Or worse, and if the father is involved, what can indicate the roll of the loans?
Dallagnol – 08:54:21 – Anyway, the president will not take his son away. What if all this happens before a surge in the supreme appears?
Dallagnol – 08:58:11 – Now, Bolso will have some interest in equipping the PGR, although Flávio has a forum in the TJRJ. Last exit would be to give a ministry and armor him in the PGR. For that, he would have to find a good cheat colleague.
Athayde Ribeiro Costa – 08:59:41 – It’s just copy and paste the last complaint of Geddel
Roberson Pozzobon – 09:02:52 – I think Moro should already count on the possibility that something of the sort happened
Pozzobon – 09:03:19 – The question is how much he will be willing to take office with this or if more of this comes
Dallagnol – 9:04:38 – In interviews, you’re certainly going to ask me about it. I do not see how to deviate from the question, but I can go to different degrees of depth. 1) is something that needs to be investigated; 2) has the whole face of a return scheme of part of the salaries as the one of Aline Correa that we denounce or, even worse, of ghosts.
Dallagnol – 9:05:54 – Now, how much is he going to play the Moro Anticorruption guild if his son will feel the agenda on his skin?
Andrey Borges de Mendonça – 09:21:16 – I once asked for the cost of Brazil and the pt claimed that it was unenforceable under the electoral law. The judge ended up unlocking without hearing us. But I confess I do not know if it is appropriate.
Paludo – 09:37:52 – You have to investigate. That’s what he always says. At worst, the rings can go (son and wife), but the fingers stay. It would be very traumatic for the general to take his place.
Viecilli – 10:06:32 – [image not found]
Viecilli – 10:06:51 –
Dallagnol – 10:22:31 Rsrsrs
Dallagnol – 10:39:47 – [image not found]
Dallagnol – 10:41:04 – [image not found]
Antonio Carlos Welter – 10:52:11 – The $$ ends up in the wife’s account. They’ll argue that it fueled the campaign. Periga ends in AIME
Lava Jato’s task force and the prosecutors cited in the text were sought for comment but did not respond until the report was published. If they do, we will update the text.
Moro’s situation – how to investigate a corruption case involving the son of the president who appointed him to the post, or even corruption involving the president himself and his family? – led Deltan to consider avoiding privileged forum interviews for fearing questions about the case involving Flávio.
On the same day the group talked about the Queiroz case, Dallagnol talked to Roberson Pozzobon, also prosecutor in the Lava Jato operation, in a private chat. They deepened their concern about interviews in which the situation of Flávio Bolsonaro could be approached.
Contrary to his usual eagerness to speak publicly about other cases of corruption, Deltan hinted that he was reluctant to make a more severe condemnation of Flávio for fearing the political consequences of displeasing the president – just as he suggested that Moro might act.
December 8, 2018 – private chat
Roberson Pozzobon – 09:12:41 – In interviews, you’re certainly going to ask me about it. I do not see how to deviate from the question, but I can go to different degrees of depth. 1) is something that needs to be investigated; 2) has the whole face of a return scheme of part of the salaries as the one of Aline Correa that we denounce or, even worse, of ghosts.
Pozzobon – 09:13:05 – I was writing this tweet right now
Pozzobon – 09:13:11 – “Information that a former deputy of state deputy and senator elected by PSL, Flávio Bolsonaro, handled 1.2 million reais between 2016 and 2017.” Should it be investigated? Yes, of course. That’s what COAF’s financial intelligence reports are for. Punctuate suspicions in the midst of billions of transactions per day https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/brasil/movimentaca-atipica-de-ex-assessor-de-flavio-bolsonaro-pode-levar-a-investigacao, 8bb3ff45edd7744a4cad8dab9d014e87963u9zqu.html
Dallagnol – 10:04:00 – I do not know if level 2 is appropriate. We can not be quiet, but at the moment it’s a bit like RD. Let’s depend on it for reforms … I do not know if it’s worth beating it harder
Pozzobon -10: 07: 15 – Well, it’s
Pozzobon – 10:07:26 – To na in doubt msm
After suggesting different statements that could be made about Flávio’s case, Dallagnol concluded: “It can only be read as white plate.” Pozzobon agreed and gave his verdict: “The silence in the case I think is more eloquent.”
A month and a half later, on January 21, 2019, in the same group, Dallagnol said he was invited by Fantástico, from the Globo network, for an interview on a privileged forum (the station preferred not to comment). The prosecutor was anxious to talk about the case that the program’s production indicated was the focus of the story – allegations involving federal deputy Paulo Pimenta of the PT – but was reluctant to accept the invitation for fear that he had to speak also of Flávio’s attempts Bolsonaro to use the privileged forum to stop investigations, even if the case occurred while still a state deputy, before his inauguration as senator.
Dallagnol expressed his reluctance, estimating that the risk of having to deal with the subject was greater than the possible benefits of the interview: “I do not see that we have anything to gain because the issue of the forum is already defined.” Lava Jato colleagues agreed that the best option was to reject the Fantastic’s invitation to avoid what they called a “split ball Flávio Bolsonaro” (the station preferred not to comment).
January 21, 2019 – Children of the Januario group 3
Dallagnol – 16:44:44 – [forwarded message] Guys, we have an interview request from the fantastic about privileged forum. The central case is good, involving Paulo Pimenta, if this is true rs. The risk is for them to decide in the end to focus on Flávio Bolsonaro and to use our lines in this other context. In one way or another, what we have to say is the same thing. Also, some information that we do not have (are from PGR). The question is whether we should interview for this report or not. I do not see that we have anything to gain because the issue of the forum is already defined. Unlike a matter on arrest in second instance …
Dallagnol – 16:44:44 – [message forwarded] Dr., Geovani, from RBS will send you an email requesting an interview with you for the Fantastic. Matter is about privileged forum. They raised a story about Paulo Pimenta who responds to a process that has come down from the STF. And they will also address the issue of the son of Bolsonaro / Queiroz.
Dallagnol – 16:44:44 – [forwarded message] He asked for the interview until Wednesday. As soon as the email arrives, we’ll post it here.
Dallagnol – 16:44:44 – [forwarded message] Dear, good afternoon, Sunday, we will show, in the Fantástico, a report in which we will address a process for estelionato to which the deputy Paulo Pimenta answers in the Supreme. We will have an exclusive interview with his cousin, an orange from a scheme involving the purchase and sale of rice, with the involvement of former Dnit director, Hideraldo Caron. This suspicion against Pimenta will be our main case in a report on the cases in which politicians lost the forum, due to the Supreme’s understanding that the prerogative exists only for crimes committed during the mandate and that relate to the mandate. Thus, we will also cite the case of F. Bolsonaro, which arose after the beginning of our investigation. We will also include a survey of the STF showing the number of processes that have dropped to the first degree, the politicians who have more processes, etc. So I ask if Dr. Deltan could record with us, to speak of the reflexes of the restriction of the forum for those involved in Lava-Jet and also on the question of the forum itself. Do you have a survey of how many politicians investigated are in this situation, ie are already responding in the first degree? Can you say that these processes are proceeding faster? How many have resorted to maintaining procedures in the FTS? I’m waiting, thank you very much already responding in the first grade? Can you say that these processes are proceeding faster? How many have resorted to maintaining procedures in the FTS? I’m waiting, thank you very much already responding in the first grade? Can you say that these processes are proceeding faster? How many have resorted to maintaining procedures in the FTS? I’m waiting, thank you very much
Dallagnol – 16:44:48 – What do you think?
Julio Noronha – 16:50:02 – I think it is not a good one; besides the divided ball Flávio Bolsonaro, and of being an agenda already defined by the STF, Paulo Pimenta has represented us a few times
Antonio Carlos Welter – 16:59:18 – For the Pepper I do not see problem. The bad is the split ball. But not sharing can be worse. It gets selective
Welter – 17:03:00 – If I speak in thesis, I do not see a problem. But what about Rachel, will not it squeak again?
The dialogues are part of a packet of messages that Intercept began to unveil on June 9 – a series known as Vaza Jet. The files bring together chats, photos, audios, and Lava Jet proxy documents shared across various Telegram application groups and private chats. The joint statement by the publishers of The Intercept and Intercept Brazil ( click to read full text ) explains the editorial criteria used to publish these materials.
In other private conversations, MPF prosecutors also commented on the scandal involving Flávio Bolsonaro and Queiroz. “I have no doubt that this is monthly,” wrote the regional prosecutor of the Republic Danilo Dias, adding “In the same scheme of Mato Grosso with Silval Barbosa.”
A discussion took place on December 11, 2018, when, in a group called Winter is Coming, Deputy Attorney General Luiza Frischeisen shared a link to a National Journal article on the case. The news report explained that “the analysis of the Coaf report reveals that most of the cash deposits in the account of the former driver of Flávio Bolsonaro coincide with the dates of payment in the Legislative Assembly of Rio” and that “the Coaf pointed out that Fabrício had a suspicious move of $ 1.2 million over a year. “
The deputy prosecutor, who had sent the original link, recapitulated the well-known scheme of corruption and predicted the next steps of the investigation: “People of the same family employ it, deposit of part of the salaries of servers on paydays, other deposits, who received the loot. Now comes the breaking of secrecy. Let’s wait for the MPRJ’s general investigation of the advisors. ” Frischeisen is on the triple list chosen by MPF members to replace Republican Attorney General Raquel Dodge, whose term ends in September.
Another MPF prosecutor, Hayssa Kyrie Medeiros Jardim, explained that the scheme practiced by Flávio was “Scheme equivalent to that discovered in the Lady of Spades.” The prosecutor then shared an article by Tribuna do Norte , published on November 12, 2018, which revealed the operation of a similar scheme in the Legislative Assembly of Rio Grande do Norte. In the case, a criminal organization consisting of servants and former presidents of the house made a millionaire diversions through a scheme with ghost-workers.
Frischeisen compared Flávio’s case to another, also in Rio de Janeiro, involving State Representative Lucia Helena Pinto de Barros, known as Lucinha, “accused of diverting public money into hiring a ghost employee.” Citing a note from the MPRJ , the prosecutor said that “MPRJ has already filed a complaint about a similar case involving a phantom employee,” indicating that there would be a precedent for a complaint against Flávio. In the course of the conversation, neither prosecutor disagreed with the emphatic statement that Flavio had committed corruption.
According to the magazine Veja , which had access to the document that supported the breach of confidentiality of Flávio Bolsonaro, the Public Prosecutor of Rio de Janeiro sees indications that suggest the practice of crimes of embezzlement, money laundering and criminal organization in the office of the then deputy. The case would then be even more serious than the other cases cited by the prosecutors.
December 11, 2018 – Winter is coming group
Danilo Dias – 22:09:47 – I have no doubt that this is monthly
Dias – 22:10:10 – In the same scheme of Mato Grosso with Silval Barbosa
Anna Carolina Resende – 22:10:48 –
Hayssa Kyrie Medeiros Garden – 22:11:18 – Xiiiiiiiii
Luiza Frischeisen – 22:13:46 – People of the same family employ it, deposit of part of the salaries of servers on paydays, other deposits, remains to know who received the withdrawals. Now comes the breaking of secrecy. Let’s wait for the MPRJ’s general investigation of the advisors.
Roberto Dassié – 22:15:11 – http://not%20found
Garden 22:15:12 – Scheme equivalent to the one discovered in the Lady of Spades
A month later, on January 17, Dallagnol’s press officers, in a private chat group between the prosecutor and the pros, addressed a request from Intercept reporter Rafael Moro Martins (now editor in Brasília), who charged an official position of Dallagnol on the case involving Flávio Bolsonaro and Queiroz. In the message, the reporter noted that the prosecutor had been “active in social networks in matters that do not concern the work of FT and MPF.”
Dallagnol commented on repeated charges on social networks for a stronger position on the Queiroz case: “I saw a lot of social networking, but I thought they were more thefts.” His advisor, however, said that the charge was organic and predictable: “it was predictable, yes,” “this collection is not just about robots,” “the journalists are watching.”
It was then that the advice praised Dallagnol for its firm positioning in relation to the case of Flávio. “This reinforces non-partisanship,” an advisor wrote in a chat. The aide also criticized the position of Moro: “they go out to say that the speech of Moro on Queiroz was very ‘neutral’. not firm, you know? for many people, it seemed that Moro wanted to go off on a tangent. ” He, the advisor said, “stayed on the wall.”
The concern of Dallagnol’s advisor about Moro’s motives in the case involving Flávio was sent to the chat in January, just over a month after the prosecutor himself debated the case with his colleagues.
In the chat, Dallagnol said nothing in response to criticism and Moro’s apparent willingness to protect Flávio – famous for his severity against corruption. This conversation, however, occurred about two months after Lava Jato’s task force coordinator, as Intercept had previously shown , told prosecutor Janice Ascari in a private chat: “about Moro’s departure for MJ, but we have a concern about allegations of bias that will come. . . I am afraid of the body that this may take in public opinion. “
Moro has been asked several times about his apparent apathy towards not only investigating Flávio’s corruption but also other scandals involving the Bolsonaro government, such as allegations that the PSL used an orange scheme in the 2018 elections. Moro in general claims to have no control over the Federal Police, as he did again in an interview with the Correio Brasiliensein early July: “The PF is clearing the facts and must reach conclusions. And as they are being made, they are being told to the president. “
Moro’s claim that he has no control over the Federal Police – in response to criticism that he protected Bolsonaro and PSL – should be viewed with much skepticism. For years, he also insisted he played no part in Lava Jato’s operations, something that Intercept, Folha and Veja’s reports have proven to be clearly false.