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Brazilian Senator, close ally of Bolsonaro forced to resign over hidden cash

Saturday, October 17th 2020 - 08:36 UTC
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About 30,000 reais (US$ 5,000) was found at the congressman's house, according to the Crusoe magazine and the Folha newspaper About 30,000 reais (US$ 5,000) was found at the congressman's house, according to the Crusoe magazine and the Folha newspaper

Brazilian lawmaker Chico Rodrigues was forced to resign on Thursday from the Senate after police found cash hidden in his underwear during a search of his home.

The raid was “part of a probe by the Comptroller General’s office” into alleged misappropriation of 20 million reais (US$ 3.5 million) of public funds to fight the coronavirus, according to a statement released by the Communications Ministry.

About 30,000 reais (US$ 5,000) was found at the congressman's house, according to the Crusoe magazine and the Folha newspaper. Part of the money was found in his underwear.

Rodrigues said he will prove he has no involvement with corruption.

“My home was invaded for having done my job as a lawmaker, getting resources for the state to combat COVID-19,” he said. “I believe in justice and I will prove that I have nothing to do with any illicit act.”

Rodrigues represents the state of Roraima in the Senate and has been chosen as deputy leader of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration.

Bolsonaro said the raid was evidence his government was fighting corruption regardless of whomever it reaches.

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  • Jack Bauer

    Pugol-H

    Now the F*ckwitt has really got his knickers in a twist.....the ones he has soiled many a time.
    Every time his dear old Ma throws them in the garbage, his Pinocchio nose always sniffs them out and he salvages them.

    Every time he loses a discussion (and control over his bowels) - which is just about always - he resorts to personal attacks, silly quotes in Latin (which he doesn't have a clue to what they mean) and French phrases (such as “au contraire”, which he can't even spell properly....not to mention the mess he managed to make of the expression in English, as well...“on contrary”....just trying to help...

    As to the infamous tankard, he can't prove anything.....

    “JB “So, easily proven that anyone can purchase such a mug”. Then why haven't you shown where?”......I have...on eBay....dozens of options.

    Perhaps he should just post a photo the bill from the souvenitr shop at which he, or his dear old Ma, purchased it, and admit, once and for all that he is a compulsive liar.

    While you and me only point out the bare facts, the F*ckwitt always loses his temper and allows his potty-mouth get the better of him....Sad.

    Oct 19th, 2020 - 08:56 pm +1
  • Jack Bauer

    F*ckwitt, aka Terence A.Hole, aka Gollum, aka Thick as Pigsh*t

    What you produced 'four posts ago', and nothing, are the same.

    Sure, 'a 'picture is worth 1,000 words', but in your case it just proves you have appropriated a photo of some tankard and claim it was awarded to you for cleaning lavatories, leaving them as spotless as your reputation......afraid that ain't gonna cut it.
    Try again Numb Nuts...

    When you reply to this, as you most certainly will, please don't forget to mention how I supported the military after 1964......and how I hoped they would get rid of Dilma...which wasn't necessary, as “we, the people”, got rid of her.
    On the other hand, if you manage to resist the temptation of replying, no need to feel frustrated, I know you really wanted to.

    Oct 20th, 2020 - 04:11 pm +1
  • Pugol-H

    Toilet Tel, “Bog Busters Squadron”

    Now, now Tel, get a grip here!

    JB has raised a serious point:

    “could the F*ckwitt please explain where we are supposed to dispose of the plastic bags - clear ones, mind you, so that we can see the bumf has been used - once filled ?

    Given your obvious expertise in these matters Tel and from your extensive study of the subject, ??????

    What does happen to “the plastic bags”?????

    And don’t forget:

    https://en.mercopress.com/2020/10/17/brazilian-senator-close-ally-of-bolsonaro-forced-to-resign-over-hidden-cash/comments#comment512332

    Irrefutable proof of, “your fetish like obsession for Bog cleaning and shiny shit shovels.”

    QED Tel, proved beyond all reasonable doubt and you provided the proof, marvellous.

    Shine on Tel, shine on.

    JB
    Having had “Bogs of Brazil”, what is next I wonder?

    Dumping in Denmark, Stink could probably help him with that one.

    Crapping in the Cameroons, Shitting in Sri Lanka, caught short in Port Harcourt?

    Only time will tell.

    Posted 4 days ago +1
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