Rodrigues was deputy leader of the Jair Bolsonaro government since March 14, 2019. This Wednesday (14), the senator was the target of an operation by the Federal Police in Roraima and was caught with money in his underwear.
The corporation investigates deviations of more than R $ 20 million in parliamentary amendments that should have been used to fight the coronavirus. The Federal Comptroller General (CGU) also participates in the investigation.
Chico Rodrigues said he will look after his defense and prove his innocence. “I say again, throughout my 30 years of public life, I have dedicated my life to the people of Roraima and Brazil, and I will continue firmly towards the development of my nation,” he said.
“Believing in the truth, I am confident in justice, and I say that soon everything will be clarified and I will prove that I have nothing to do with any illegal act of any kind. I believe in the guidelines that the great leader and President of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro uses to manage our nation, “he said in the note.
In a note, Democrats, Chico Rodrigues’ party, said that he had determined to the Legal Department of the caption to “closely” monitor the outcome of the investigation involving the senator.
“We are attentive to all the details of the investigation and, if there is proof of the practice of illegal acts by the parliamentarian, the National Executive will apply the disciplinary sanctions provided for in the party’s Statute”, said the party.