The Queiroz case: The arrest of former aide raises pressure on the Bolsonaro family – TBR Weekly #9

Fabrício Queiroz, a retired cop with close ties to the Bolsonaro family, was arrested during the week. He is a friend of President Jair Bolsonaro’s and worked as an advisor and driver for Senator Flávio Bolsonaro, during his stint as a Rio state lawmaker. He was being harbored by Senator Bolsonaro’s lawyer, hiding at his home in Atibaia, a city 90 kilometers from São Paulo.⠀Mr. Queiroz is a key piece in an investigation around alleged money-laundering schemes headed by Flávio Bolsonaro. In 2018, Brazil’s money laundering enforcement agency found that the former driver made “atypical transactions” in 2016 totaling BRL 1.2 million (USD 230,000). These transactions were made through cash deposits and withdrawals — customary when the intent is to conceal the source and recipient of the funds.__________The Brazilian Report is an independent media outlet uniquely positioned to offer an insider’s view on current affairs in Brazil.