Through his lawyers, the former president Jair Bolsonarodelivered this Friday (24), the jewelry and the weapons which he received as a gift from Saudi Arabia .
“Weapons presented by a foreign government to a former Brazilian official have been returned, will be inspected and safeguarded for later procedures”, reported by the twitter the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flavio Dino. In 2019, the former president received a gift from representatives of the Arab Emirates one pistol and a rifle.
Another gift from the Saudi government, given in 2021, a case with a watch, a pen, cufflinks, a ring and a type of rosary, from the Swiss diamond brand chopardevaluated in BRL 500 thousandwas also developed yesterday at an agency of Caixa Econômica Federalin Brasilia.
Bolsonaro: Order to return jewelry and weapons came from TCU
The devolution was a determination of the court Union accounts (TCU). On the 15th, Minister Bruno Dantas, president of the Court, determined that the material be delivered to the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Republic.
Dantas recalled that for a gift to be incorporated into a president’s private assets, it must be classified as a very personal item and be of low value.
The court determined that the set of jewelry and the watch valued at R$ 16.5 million that would be for the former first lady Michelle Bolsonaro, retained by the Federal Revenue at the International Airport of São Paulo / Guarulhos in 2021, must also be sent the box. The articles entered Brazil in the backpack of the advisor to the then Minister Bento Albuquerque (Mines and Energy).
See the photos of the weapons and jewelry returned yesterday by Bolsonaro to the Federal Police and Caixa Econômica Federal.
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