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Brazilian MP hidden millions in underwear for fear of raid, but caught

Brazilian MP Chico Rodrigues (Reuters)

During the raid in Brazil, 3 lakh 88 thousand rupees have been recovered from the underwear of MP Chico Rodrigues. He was accused of misappropriating funds given to combat the outbreak of Coronavirus in the state of Rorima.

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  • Last Updated:October 16, 2020, 9:26 PM IST

Rio de Janeiro. Corruption cases have also caught fire amidst increasing cases of Corona virus in Brazil. Meanwhile, in a raid by the Anti-Corruption Unit, an MP of President Jair Bolsonaro’s party was caught hiding money in his underwear. Central officials said that Rs 3 lakh 88 thousand has been recovered from the underwear of MP Chico Rodrigues during the investigation. The agency said it had received information about the senator of the ruling party being linked to corruption. Following which, the house of Chico Rodrigues in the state of Rorima in northern Brazil was raided on Wednesday. He was accused that he was manipulating funds given to combat the outbreak of Corona virus in the state of Rorima.

Meanwhile, Senator Chico Rodrigues has also issued a statement informing about the raid. He said that the police has investigated his house in connection with a case. However, he did not mention any cash recovered. Nor did he mention where it was allegedly found. He has complained that his house has been searched for working as a legislature. Rodrigues insisted that he had done nothing wrong. The senator alleged that all this was done to discredit him. At the same time, President Jair Bolsonaro has blamed the media for the entire incident. He accused the media of using fake stories to denounce his government as corrupt. He said that this operation is an example that there is no corruption in my government. We are strictly dealing with corruption no matter what it is.

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Bolsonaro’s son also accusedIn the year 2018, Bolsonaro got the power to raise his voice against corruption. But, ever since he is taking command of Brazil, his government has been accused of corruption. His son Flavio is also facing similar allegations. Bolsonaro’s son has been accused of embezzling public money during his time as an MLA in Rio de Janeiro.

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