President Jair Bolsonaro said that his son, senator Flávio Bolsonaro, “will have to pay the price of his acts” if the suspicions of irregular payments that weigh against him are confirmed. “If by chance, he misbehaved and it is proven, I regret as a father, but he will have to pay the price for actions we can not accept,” Bolsonaro said in an interview with Bloomberg Television in Davos, Switzerland, during the World Economic Forum.
A report by the Financial Activities Control Council (Coaf) pointed out that Flávio received in his account fractional deposits in the amount of R$ 2 thousand each in the total of R$ 96 thousand, in addition to payments in cash amounting to R$ 1 million. The two cases are related to the purchase of real estate, according to him.
The agency also identified atypical movements in the account of Fabrício Queiroz, former advisor to the then state deputy. According to the report, Queiroz handled R$ 1.2 million between January 2016 and January 2017. In addition, information from the Coaf reveals that he received payments in his account from at least eight employees of Flávio’s office.
Reform of Social Security
President Jair Bolsonaro also spoke about the Pension Reform, whose text he intends to hand over to the National Congress at the beginning of the new legislature. According to him, the proposal will have “substantial” cuts in spending and a minimum age for benefits.
Bolsonaro assured that the approval of the reform is “practically done” since the financial situation of the country “gives little choice”. “There is a growing awareness in Brazil that reform is vital for federal entities to continue operating. Brazil has to work. If not, the left will return and we do not know what the fate of the country will be, maybe it will become something more like what there is in Venezuela,” said the president.
Bolsonaro also said that plans to sell a “large number of state-owned enterprises” are almost ready.