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The lawyers who could put the Bolsonaros in hot water

Two Rio de Janeiro lawyers could be the link between Flávio Bolsonaro and an illegal leak to shield the president's family from law enforcement

A couple of Rio de Janeiro lawyers could be the link between Senator Flávio Bolsonaro and an illegal leak to shield the president's family from law enforcement.
Senator Flávio Bolsonaro. Photo: ABr

Victor Granado Alves and his wife, Mariana Teixeira Frassetto Granado, were two ordinary middle-class Rio de Janeiro lawyers — completely anonymous to the top level of the city’s legal community. But on May 16, the couple suddenly gained nationwide fame when businessman Paulo Marinho — a former ally of President Bolsonaro and his family — gave an explosive interview hinting at the existence of corruption schemes and illegal leaks of police operations, all happening under the auspices of Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, the president’s eldest son.

Mr. Marinho, who was elected in 2018 as Flávio’s substitute, told newspaper Folha de...

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