Allegations are about Bolsonaro’s secret bank account

The secret fund is the system created in 2020 from an agreement between the government of Jair Bolsonaro and the National Congress in order to keep a large part of federal funds by representatives and senators. It is a major change in the way public money is used, because it reduces the process, without proper responsibility, and without planning. Therefore, it is more likely to be involved in corruption schemes.

The person in charge of this secret fund is the rapporteur, currently a deputy Hugo Leal (PSD-RJ), in agreement with the presidents of the Chamber, Arthur Lira (PP-AL), and the Senate, Rodrigo Pacheco (PSD-MG) —PP and PSD are the parties that make up the so-called centrão, known for supporting the incumbent president through positions in businesses or access to public funds.

Until 2020, representatives and senators will be able to allocate resources to their constituencies through individual, committee and parliamentary changes, in a more streamlined process. know how.

Now, in addition to the existing amendments, the parliamentarians can allocate funds through the amendments of the rapporteur – the secret fund -, with little transparency, to reach agreements politics and giving inappropriately among congressmen. This is good for those who support the government and usually meet the criteria.

report of UOL it has been reported, for example, that senators running for government positions have announced in their election campaigns the millions of votes they have made with money from the secret fund.

Since the procedure was approved by the council, a series of crimes have been criticized for showing signs of corruption. Check it out below:

1. Tractors and agricultural machinery

The newspaper O Estado de S.Paulo denounced on May 8, 2021 that part of the secret fund is given to the purchase of tractors and agricultural equipment at prices up to 259% above reference prices set by the government.

The careless management of public funds is revealed in a series of 101 letters sent by representatives and senators to the Ministry of Regional Development and related bodies to express their desire to use the resources .

Only obtained by the press, documents show that the government agreed to pay BRL 359,000 for a tractor at the request of Deputy Lúcio Mosquini (MDB-RO). In general rules, he will only release R $ 100 thousand from the bank account. In total, the latter pointed to R $ 8 million.

Solidarity Deputies Ottaci Nascimento (RR) and Bosco Saraiva (AM) sent R $ 4 million for the purchase of agricultural machinery in Padre Bernardo (GO), a town about 2,000 kilometers from their places hold option. If the national table is considered, the purchase is R$ 2.8 million.

When asked, representatives and senators refused to point to resources or refused to provide information. In front of the official letters signed by them and the official notification, they completed their work.

2. Scrap cars

Although it is an important service for the population, waste collection has received a modest income in recent years. At the hands of Congress and the government, the sale and distribution of scrap cars for small cities jumped from 85 to 488 cars from 2019 to 2021.

The distribution of these vehicles is used by senators, representatives and mayors to win the love and vote of voters in small and poor cities, where the arrival of of this type of assistance.

So far, the budget for this is R $ 381 million, with signs of payments increased by R $ 109 million. The difference in the purchase prices of similar models, in some cases, can reach 30%.

Last October, for example, the government received a car model for R $391,000. After a month, he agreed to pay R $505,000 for the same car.

A county with 8,000 people got three compactor trucks in one year and three months, even though there was no town nearby.

An emergency aid provider has won bids to supply scrap cars to the government.

Codevasf (São Francisco and Parnaíba Valley Development Company), commissioned by politicians from the center and responsible for works and services in the states in the Northeast, North and Federal District, refused to innocent sins. The Palácio do Planalto did not respond to the questions in the report, nor did the politicians comment.

3. School bus

The Caminho da Escola program was used to allocate money to mayors and states managed by PP politicians, reported Estadão. In April, a billion dollars for rural school buses involved the highest costs.

Resources are available from the FNDE (National Fund for the Development of Education), commissioned by a trustee of the Ministry of Civil Affairs, Ciro Nogueira – who is also the president of the PP, who received the approval from Bolsonaro to control the conditions and funds for the transition. support from the center of the Assembly. .

The alert for the cost outside of the cost comes from the regulatory bodies and from a special technology of the budget, linked to the Ministry of Education. FNDE documents show that the government has agreed to pay up to BRL 567,600 for a car worth BRL 361,800.

In total, there are 797 cars. The six states with the most traffic are strongholds of Progressive Party leaders:

  • Bahia, by the former leader of Progressistas Cacá Leão, 296
  • Goiás, by the state president of the association, Alexandre Baldy, 174
  • Santa Catarina, Senator Espidião Amin (PP-SC), 171
  • Piauí, by Ciro Nogueira, 112
  • Paraná, from the government leader to the Chamber, deputy Ricardo Barros, 112
  • Alagoas, election site of the president of the Chamber, Arthur Lira, 106

In a letter, the FNDE counsel argued that the CGU (Comptroller General of the Union) oversees all activities of the process.

Estadão has reported that the CGU, the AGU (Advocacy-General of the Union) and the technical area of ​​the FNDE have reported warnings about the practice of overpricing. However, the president of the FNDE, Marcelo Ponte, and the leader Garigham Amarante have signed orders for the process.

4. Ambulances

Piauí was filled by ambulances, some of which were given to relatives of the Nogueira family, reported the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo.

According to the FNS (National Health Fund), Piauí received proposals approved to finance 123 ambulances last year – that is, 18% of the total of 683 for the entire country. It seems that almost one in five ambulances go to the state. To give you an idea, Alagoas, with the same population as Piauí, has only 11.

The number of conversions allowed for the sale of this type of vehicle exceeds the Midwest, North and South, in 2021.

Only Senator Eliane Nogueira, the mother of Ciro, revealed R $ 8.2 million for the purchase of ambulances through the secret fund, according to his role – in total, the signs add up to R $ 399.2 million. The price is enough to buy 33 trucks or 35 tractors.

When asked, the Ministry of Health said that the entire value released “goes through a strong technical evaluation carried out by the appropriate centers of the finalistic secretariats”, and “there is no control of the authorities of the file on the signs of the – called the amendments of the budget rapporteur, which is the exclusive authority of the National Congress”.

The report sought out Minister Ciro Nogueira and his mother Eliane, but there was no response.

5. Select Lira

Secret resources were used to ensure the majority of votes to elect deputy Arthur Lira as president of the Chamber, in February 2021. In an interview with The Intercept Brasil website, Deputy Delegado Waldir said, from União Brasil de Goiás, he received the promise. R$ 10 million, but he used a small part because he broke with the government.

Lira did not comment on the charges at the time. But since the first criticism of the secret archive, he has left the machine.

“The budget is not a secret. This is a fact that always hurts the implementation of a budget that seeks to change people’s lives”, said Lira, in November of last year. Therefore, it is appropriate for the Congress to present funds for investment in municipalities and states.

6. Edit SUS numbers

A report in the magazine Piauí showed that the municipalities in Maranhão have increased the number of services provided by the SUS (Sistema Único de Saúde) in order to obtain the majority of the secret fund.

At the end of August, the Federal Court of Maranhão blocked part of this money transfer.

7. Recreations

The money was also used by the Regional Development Minister Rogério Marinho (PL) to please the mayors of Rio Grande do Norte and build a model based on the private condominium that he planned, in the state.

The governor of the Federal District Ibaneis Rocha (MDB), an ally of Bolsonaro, also invested R $ 7 million from the secret fund in Piauí, in the towns where he has large cattle ranches , reported the Estadão.

Image: Art / UOL

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *