All nine members of the watchdog body voted in favor of the motion. Under this proposal, Bolsonaro must deliver the jewelry to the government-owned Banco Federal Caixa Economica in the capital Brasilia.
A Brazilian government watchdog voted Wednesday in favor of a proposal that would give former President Jair Bolsonaro five days to deposit a set of jewelry he received from Saudi Arabia in 2021 in a state bank. All nine members of the watchdog body voted in favor of the motion. Under this proposal, Bolsonaro must deliver the jewelry to the government-owned Banco Federal Caixa Economica in the capital Brasilia.
This organization says that when Bolsonaro’s lawyers issue a notice of receipt of a copy of the motion, the five-day period will begin to run immediately. Although so far they have not released the information. Another set of jewelry purportedly worth millions of dollars sent to Bolsonaro from Saudi Arabia was seized by customs officials at Sao Paulo international airport.
In a ruling Wednesday, the government watchdog rejected Bolsonaro’s lawyer Friedrich Wassef’s argument that the former president did nothing wrong by returning the gifts because they were given to him “in private.” Earlier this month, the watchdog decided it would investigate all gifts received by former Brazilian presidents during their terms and also the collection received by Bolsonaro since he took office in 2019.
Bolsonaro has lived in the United States since leaving office in January. Police have been investigating him following reports in Brazil earlier this month that he failed to deposit jewelry received from Saudi Arabia in a state bank.
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