Brazil Senate Starts Inquiry on Money Laundering Through Bingo

A Parliamentary Investigative Commission (CPI, Comissão Parlamentar de Inquérito) has been installed in the Brazilian Senate to look into the use of bingo games in money laundering and other illegal activities in Brazil.

Attempts to install the Bingo CPI began last year when Waldomiro Diniz, a top aide to José Dirceu, then presidential chief of staff, was filmed negotiating a bribe with an underworld figure known as Carlos Cachoeira (Charlie Waterfall) who has been involved in lotteries and gambling.


Diniz has been charged with “a lack of administrative probity” by federal prosecutors.


The leader of the opposition party PFL (Partido da Frente Liberal – Liberal Front Party) in the Senate, José Agripino, from the state of Rio Grande do Norte, says that the Bingo CPI is going to clear up the questions people have about corruption in Brazil.


ABr

Tags:

Ads

You May Also Like

25% of Brazilian Indian Group in Amazon Have Malaria and Hepatitis

The Indigenous Council of the Vale do Javari Land (Civaja) drew attention to the ...

William Faulkner

Faulkner in Brazil: An Important But Neglected Presence (Part III)

After losing the Civil War, confederates developed a sense of nationalism and nostalgia, which, ...

Brazilian Protesters Take to the Streets. They Are Fed-Up Farmers.

Thousands of small farmers took to the streets in several Brazilian cities to protest ...

Brazil’s Revised Nuclear Roadmap Will Consume US$ 13 Billion

Brazil’s Minister of Science and Technology, Sergio Rezende, declared that the inauguration of the ...

Google, Hottest Internet Property in Brazil with 27 Million Visitors a Month

Brazil access to the Internet is growing in a fast pace. New numbers from ...

Brazil and Argentina in Search of a Fair Automotive Agreement

Brazil and Argentina plan to extend their Bilateral Automotive Accord, which regulates vehicle sales ...

Brazil’s Port of Santos Adopts Verint’s Security

US-based Verint Systems Inc. a leading provider of analytic software-based solutions for communications interception, ...

FIFA’s Ranking: Brazil Is 1st and, Surprise, the US Is 5th

The top 10 teams are closer than ever in the latest rankings issued by ...

Brazil Has Already Slaughtered 34,000 Cattle Due to Foot and Mouth Disease

Starting yesterday, May 1st, cattle breeders in 14 states and the Federal District (DF) ...

Trial of Gunmen Accused of Murdering US Nun Starts in Brazil

The trial of two of the five hired gunmen and mentors in the murder ...