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Brazilian Prosecutor’s Office Calls for Freeze of Jair Bolsonaro’s Assets

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Lucas Rocha substantiated his demand by “the prosecution process and the vandalism that took place” in the Brazilian capital.

ANDRE COELHO/EPA

Lucas Rocha substantiated his demand by “the prosecution process and the vandalism that took place” in the Brazilian capital.

ANDRE COELHO/EPA

The State Ministry has asked the Brazilian Audit Office to freeze the assets of former President Jair Bolsonaro following a tri-power attack by his most radical supporters.

The Deputy Attorney General of the State Ministry before the Court of Accounts, Lucas Rocha, also asked that the sanction will be extended to the removed governor of BrasiliaIbaneis Rocha, and his former security minister Anderson Torres, Bolsonaro’s staunch ally and former justice minister.

Lucas Rocha substantiated his claim “because of the process of bringing to justice and the occurred vandalism” in the capital January 8, “which caused incalculable damage to the federal treasury.”

On Sunday, thousands of radical demonstrators invaded and caused severe damage to the Parliament, Presidential Building and Supreme Court buildings for four hours before they were dispersed by security forces.

About 1,500 people were detained from Sunday to Monday.though on Tuesday the Federal Police said it had released “chronically ill seniors” and “adults responsible for minors,” without giving an exact number.

Also on Sunday, the Supreme Court suspended Brasilia Gov. Ibanez Rocha for 90 days for his alleged “omission” to neutralize sweeping attacks wreaking havoc at the heart of Brazilian democracy.

Source: Observador

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