MPRJ Investigates New Appointments of Alleged Ghost Officials at Rio City Hall | Rio de Janeiro

MPRJ Investigates New Appointments of Alleged Ghost Officials at Rio City Hall | Rio de Janeiro
MPRJ Investigates New Appointments of Alleged Ghost Officials at Rio City Hall | Rio de Janeiro

O RJ1 showed, at the beginning of August, that people linked to the candidate for federal deputy Dedinho, from the PSD, earned salaries from the City Hall of Rio and did not work. After the report, the municipality exonerated the six people.

The Regional Electoral Court (TRE-RJ) unanimously challenged Dedinho’s candidacy. The judges took into account convictions for administrative improbity and their ineligibility.

The MPRJ then decided to investigate new suspicious appointments in the city hall, in a sector that does not even have a headquarters and is not included in the municipal administration’s organizational chart: the Social Articulation Center.

“The Social Articulation Nucleus, in itself, the fact that it is not in the formal organization chart, just because of that, is already a strong indication of a diverted use of the resource, of the positions for purposes that would not be the best for public administration” , said Alberto Flores Camargo, prosecutor.

1 of 3 MPRJ investigates new appointments of alleged phantom employees in Rio’s City Hall — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

MPRJ investigates new appointments of alleged phantom employees in Rio’s City Hall – Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

Among the new appointments investigated at the Social Articulation Nucleus is that of Nadjara de Souza Monteiro de Azevedo, assistant in the sector. On social media, she presents herself as a psychic.

“What the energy came to tell me: that it is a month that you will be facing you”, said Nadjara in a video on the internet.

In messages, Nadjara says that she works in the afternoon, from 1 pm, and that the last time is at 5 pm.

In an audio, she claims that mornings are busy with college.

“Good afternoon, look, in the morning I’m stuck, because in the morning I have college,” said Nadjara.

We scheduled a session at 5pm.

“See this letter here? It’s the cloud card. Are you going through a difficult time, are you crying a lot, are you very sad, are you going through this kind of moment?”, asks Nadjara during the consultation.

We asked about her routine:

“You are appointed by the City Hall of Rio to work at the Social Articulation Center, receive public money, go to college in the morning and play cards in the afternoon. How do you do it?”, asks the reporter.

2 of 3 The Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ) investigates new appointments of alleged phantom officials in the City of Rio de Janeiro. — Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

The Public Ministry of the State of Rio de Janeiro (MPRJ) investigates new appointments of alleged phantom officials in the City of Rio de Janeiro. — Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

The fortune teller’s mother is the military police Sandra de Souza Monteiro. She is also nominated in the Articulation Nucleus and is an ally of the candidate for federal deputy Colonel Claudia Lovain, from the PSD. Sandra has been working on the colonel’s campaign.

On the internet, the candidate does not hide the work of the city hall employee in the campaign.

“Good morning, always on the move, going to the next agenda, right, Sandra?”, said the candidate in a message on social networks.

Military police officer Sandra Monteiro, appointed to the City of Rio de Janeiro, earns R$19,145 per month. Her daughter, fortune teller Nadjara, was appointed in July and has already received her first salary from the municipality, R$1,695.56.

The sector that hired the two had 29 appointments since June 1, when pre-election campaigns had already begun.

“Today, we have severe indications of the existence of ghosts, people who receive and do not work,” said prosecutor Alberto Flores Camargo.

3 of 3 Six PSD candidates in Rio in these elections are linked to employees who spend their hours away from the city hall, according to the MPRJ — Photo: Reproduction/TV Globo

Six PSD candidates in Rio in these elections are linked to employees who spend their hours away from the city hall, according to the MPRJ — Photo: Reproduction / TV Globo

In addition to Cláudia Lovain and Dedinho, four other PSD candidates in Rio in these elections are linked to employees who spend their hours away from the city hall:

  • Cláudia Lovain, candidate for federal deputy
  • Dedinho, candidate for federal deputy
  • Gilda Beatriz, candidate for state deputy
  • Hugo Leal, candidate for federal deputy
  • Caio Vianna, candidate for federal deputy
  • Zé Augusto Nalin, candidate for state deputy

The president of the PSD state board is the mayor of Rio, Eduardo Paes.

Isadora Gagliardi is 26 years old and lives in Petrópolis. The young woman is another nominee at the Social Articulation Center, with a salary of R$ 18,145.56.

Isadora is the daughter of Patricia Sant’Anna Gagliardigeneral coordinator of the Petrópolis councilor’s office Gilda Beatrizfrom the PSD.

Gilda is a candidate for state deputy.

Luis Claudio Cleffs also lives in Petrópolis and is another assistant to the nucleus. Of his salary, R$17,420 comes from the office of the mayor of Rio.

Luís Cláudio was at home on a Thursday at 3 pm. And last Wednesday at noon.

“Mr Cláudio, can you tell me what kind of service you provide at City Hall?”, asks the reporter.

He doesn’t respond and walks away.

Luís Cláudio is an electoral officer of Hugo Lealdeputy leader of the PSD in the Chamber of Deputies, in Brasília, and candidate for reelection.

Campos, in Norte Fluminense, 276 kilometers from the capital, is the city of Renata Albernaz Duarte. In one photo, she poses next to her brother-in-law, Caio Vianna, candidate for federal deputy by the PSD. She receives R$ 19 thousand per month from the City Hall of Rio.

Renata’s parents, the candidate’s in-laws, have a shop in Campos. Officials say she works at the company.

RJ1: “Hi, I wanted to talk to Renata Albernaz, please. How do I go about talking to her, where is the easiest, the number?”
Employee: “Can you write it down?”
RJ1: “Is it from the office, does she work there?”
Employee: “Yea.”
RJ1: “Is it the office of the Free Wave store itself?”
Employee: “That.”

On a Tuesday afternoon, Renata was spotted leaving the office building. A week later, in the morning, Renata answered the company’s phone.

RJ1: “Hi Renata, how are you, how are you?”
Renata: “All!”

The high salaries of assistants to the City of Rio de Janeiro caught the attention of the Public Ministry.

“These are not despicable positions, from the point of view of value, nor are they positions that would enter into a more automatic mechanics. These are important positions, you think about who you are going to appoint for a R$ 20 thousand position. All of them related to the same place”, said the prosecutor.

the retiree Tarcisio Turbae lives in Magé, in Baixada Fluminense. Another nominee from the Social Articulation Nucleus. Receives almost R$ 17,000 as a bonus from the mayor’s office of Rio. The monthly salary exceeds R$ 18 thousand.

Tarcísio was at home on a Monday, at 4 pm.

The businessman is married to Maria da Penha Nalim Turbaesister of Zé Augusto Nalimcandidate for federal deputy by the PSD.

Days later, employees at the family store said it was easier to find him elsewhere.

Employee: “I think he’s back here, here on the committee, he’s barely coming here at the store.”
RJ1: “Oh, the committee here at Nalin?”
Employee: “It’s much easier for you to find him there.”

At Tarcísio Turbae’s house, the same thing.

Employee: “He’s there on the committee.”

A photo posted on Zé Augusto Nalim’s own networks shows Tarcísio Turbae at a campaign event for his brother-in-law.

Regional Electoral Attorney

The Public Prosecutor’s Office says it will send parts of the investigation to the Regional Electoral Prosecutor’s Office.

“There are also indications that the choices were political and were not aimed at the public interest, but at the electoral interest of certain candidacies. These other aspects have to be deepened and will certainly be investigated in the Public Ministry with attribution for administrative improbity. And we will also send pieces to the Regional Electoral Prosecutor’s Office so that it can analyze whether or not there is any electoral illicit and distribute it to the prosecutor with attribution”, said the prosecutor.

The City Hall of Rio reported that it had exonerated Isadora Gagliardi Leite, Luís Claudio Cleffs and Tarcísio Turbae. And he said he will exonerate Nadjara Monteiro de Azevedo, Sandra de Souza Monteiro and Renata Albernaz Duarte.

O RJ1 contacted those mentioned in the report to ask for a position regarding them not working in the City Hall of Rio, but having received salaries in the municipality. Only Isadora returned, saying that she sells cakes as a side activity. But she didn’t talk about the position at the mayor’s office.

O RJ1 contacted the PSD, but did not get a response until the last update of this report.

The defense of Dedinho, from the PSD, reported that he will await the judgment of the appeal against the decision that prevented his candidacy for federal deputy, in these elections. And he said he prefers not to comment on the decision at the moment.

The article is in Portuguese

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