Edison Lobão's son laundered bribery money through investments in artworks in the amount of R$ 10 million, according to the Lava Jato files

Márcio Lobão

Márcio Lobão

Operation Galleria, the 65th phase of the Lava Jato operation, launched this Tuesday, 10, which investigates an alleged money laundering scheme that involved the purchasing and selling of works of art and real estate headed by Márcio Lobão. Indicted by the Federal Police (FP) as responsible for the 'procurement and collection' of more than BRL 50 million in bribes, the son of former Senator and former Minister of Mines and Energy (Lula and Dilma administrations) Edison Lobão (MDB/MA), was preventively arrested by order of Judge Gabriela Hardt, of the 13th Federal Criminal Court of Curitiba.

The investigators suspect that Lobão Filho has laundered, through the purchase of artworks, at least 10 million reais. Márcio allegedly received the money through an intermediary of a former president of a logistics company operating in the fuel branch, the FP says.

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