It's a philanthropist, says lawyer paid by a person from the same church as Bolsonaro's aggressor

Adélio Bispo de Oliveira

Adélio Bispo de Oliveira

  |  Folha de S.Paulo

Defense hides contractor's identity and wards off rumors about party involvement.

Lawyer Zanone Manuel de Oliveira Júnior, who defends Adelio Bispo de Oliveira, 40, the author of the knife attack against Jair Bolsonaro (PSL), said that the defense is being paid by someone who knows Bispo through religion and wanted to help. The contractor, who asked to remain anonymous, is from the region of Montes Claros (MG), the city of origin of the aggressor.

"It's a philanthropist," said Oliveira Júnior, dismissing rumors that political parties were behind his hiring.

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