Brazil’s corruption investigation targeting Brazil President’s son to move to special Rio de Janeiro court

Targeting President Jair Bolsonaro’s eldest son, Brazil’s corruption investigation, opening the door to efforts to throw out evidence in the trial, will move to a special Rio de Janeiro court, said the state court, on Thursday, June 25.

While announcing the move, the court said that at the time when the crime was allegedly committed, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro served as a state legislator and thus should have had immunity from trial by a lower court judge.

Voting 2-1, the court took the case away from lower court Judge Flavio Itabaiana who had ordered the arrest of the senator’s former aide, Fabricio Queiroz, last week.

The aide is learnt to have dealt with amounts incompatible with his salary, including more than two million reals (over 372,000 U.S. dollars) in bank deposits from several employees of the Rio de Janeiro State Assembly.

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