According to the Federal Police, the messages and audios suggesting the participation of the minister, appointed by the center, in the scheme were exchanged between 2017 and 2020
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247 – Messages and audios found by the Federal Police (PF) on the cell phone of a businessman investigated for corruption indicate the Minister of Communications, Juscelino Filho (União Brasil-MA), indicating names and accounts of third parties so that payments could be made. The messages suggesting the participation of Juscelino – who was appointed by União Brasil to form the government in a process of assembling the Esplanada that sought to guarantee support for Planalto in Congress – were exchanged between 2017 and 2020, highlights the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo .
According to information released by Folha, the messages support an investigation that places the politician as a member of a criminal organization in partnership with Eduardo DP, identified as a hidden partner of Construservice.
Juscelino and his sister, the mayor of Vitorino Freire (MA), Luanna Rezende, are under investigation in the Odoacro operation, which investigates deviations in contracts financed by parliamentary amendments intended by the state-owned Companhia e Desenvolvimento dos Vales do São Francisco e Parnaíba (Codevasf). federal linked to the center.
The messages, dated from 2017 to 2020, indicate supposed directions of resources, names of beneficiaries as well as accounts and companies that should receive the deposits indicated by Juscelino Filho.
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“By analyzing the messages and these audios, the PF opened a new line of investigation, on the suspicion that Juscelino Filho is a hidden partner in a company that supposedly does earthmoving. The police put forward two hypotheses in a report sent to the STF: the company would be a front and open only to receive bribes (the word earthmoving would be a code) or the minister benefits from public money by performing services”, highlights the periodical.
In response, the minister’s defense denies any irregularity in the works linked to the parliamentary amendments, classifying the accusations as an “absurd conclusion”.