Temer's Minister of Science was searched for alleged bribery of R$ 30 million

Gilberto Kassab, Minister of Science, Technology and Communications of Michel Temer

Minister Gilberto Kassab is being investigated for an alleged regarding the receivement of illicit income from 2010 to 2016.

On this Wednesday morning (19th), the Federal Police issued eight search and seizure warrants for addresses linked to Minister Gilberto Kassab (Science, Technology and Communications) and others investigated by an alleged scheme to receive illicit resources from 2010 to 2016.

The measure was determined by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the STF (Federal Supreme Court), and is the result of the JBS witness immunity. One of the owners of the refrigerator, Wesley Batista, claimed that he paid a $ 350,000 monthly fee to a Kassab-affiliated company called "Yape Consultoria e Debates", envolving overpriced truck rental contracts. The total amount would reach about R$ 30 million, according to the whistleblower.

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