Anatel (National Telecommunications Agency) is investigating whether telephone operators were aware of the possible illegal monitoring of citizens using spy software from Abin (Brazilian Intelligence Agency). “The agency informs that it has requested information from the Federal Police that could contribute to the continuity of the investigations”, he highlighted.
The First Mile software can monitor around 10,000 cell phones for up to 12 months and can be used as long as the Court has authorized it. During investigations into the case, which became known as “parallel Abin”, the PF searched addresses linked to the agency’s former general director, federal deputy Alexandre Ramagem (PL-RJ), and councilor Carlos Bolsonaro (Republicans- RJ), son of former president Jair Bolsonaro.
Last Monday (29), the Federal Police carried out an operation to investigate alleged illegal monitoring carried out during the government of Jair Bolsonaro. Carlos Bolsonaro’s house and office at the Rio de Janeiro City Council were targets of the searches, as was the family home in Angra dos Reis. The operation was authorized by Minister Alexandre de Moraes.
According to Bolsonaro’s defense, when the PF agents arrived, councilor Carlos Bolsonaro and senator Flávio Bolsonaro were not there because they had gone fishing, but returned “immediately” upon learning of the searches.
The operation focuses on discovering the possible recipients of information allegedly illegally obtained by the group, which monitored Brazilian authorities — among them, STF ministers Gilmar Mendes and Alexandre de Moraes.
Last Thursday (25), federal deputy and former director general of the agency Alexandre Ramagem (PL-RJ) was also the target of search and seizure. The parliamentarian’s office in the Chamber of Deputies was one of the addresses visited by the agents.