This Wednesday (8), the Federal Police launched five simultaneous operations to combat an organization that was allegedly embezzling public money from municipalities in Sergipe and Alagoas, through crimes against the national financial system and even loan sharking.
The operations involved 130 federal police officers and auditors from the General Comptroller of the Union.
33 search and seizure warrants were executed in 13 municipalities, most of them in Sergipe and Alagoas, but also in Alagoinhas, Bahia, and Santo Ângelo, Rio Grande do Sul. In addition, three people were suspended from public service.
According to the PF, the investigations began three years ago, when suspicion was raised of the embezzlement of more than R$1 million that should have been used to combat Covid-19, in the Sergipe city of Pacatuba. But the PF discovered that the criminal business group had been operating, with the help of public agents, for more than a decade in the northeast region.
In one of the five operations this Wednesday, suspicious bank transactions were identified, which, in less than three years, reached more than R$860 million.
In three other operations, the police investigate fraudulent contracts, worth almost R$9 million, for: supply of vehicles, heavy machinery and provision of services to municipalities, in addition to loans from financial institutions.
According to the General Comptroller of the Union, in addition to criminals, the diversions brought direct social harm to the population. Part of the amounts were allocated to the Municipal Social Assistance and Health Funds, in addition to the National School Transport Support Program.
General São Luís – MA 08/11/2023 – 12:45 Gabriel Corrêa – Reporter at Rádio Nacional PF Money Embezzlement Criminal Organization Sergipe Alagoas Wednesday, 8 November, 2023 – 12:45 1:43Keep reading …