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Brazil’s Bolsonaro rejects corruption allegations as elections loom

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Jair Bolsonaro claims he is under media attack after a news site reported that members of the president’s family bought 51 properties for $4.7 million.

Bolsonaro was elected in 2018 on an anti-corruption platform, fueled by a bruised leftist rejection. (Reuters Archive)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has claimed he has come under fire from the media for dismissing corruption allegations directed against his family a month before seeking re-election.

online news sites wall On Tuesday, members of the Bolsonaro family announced allegations that they purchased 51 properties for a total of $4.7 million between 1990 and 2022, paid for in part or in full in cash.

“Why are they doing this to my family? Half of these assets belong to my ex-brother-in-law. What do I have to do with him? I We haven’t seen each other for a long time,” said the far-right president. Jovem Pan radio on Thursday.

wall He said eight of the 51 assets cited in the report belonged to Bolsonaro’s brother-in-law.

While paying large amounts of cash is not a crime per se, it can raise questions about the legality of the money’s origin.

“Looking for a way to catch me”

“They are looking for a way to catch me 30 days before the election, but they won’t succeed,” Bolsonaro said Oct. 2.

Lula’s camp has asked the Supreme Court to open an investigation into the latest allegations.

Bolsonaro was elected in 2018 on an anti-corruption platform, bolstered by a bruised left-wing rejection after a massive corruption scandal involving state oil company Petrobras.

Lula’s beliefs about the scandal were later overturned.

Source: AFP

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