FILE PHOTO: Flavio Bolsonaro (L) and Carlos Bolsonaro, sons of the Brazil’s President-elect Jair Bolsonaro (not pictured) are seen earlier than their father acquired a affirmation of his victory within the latest presidential election in Brasilia, Brazil December 10, 2018. REUTERS/Adriano Machado/File Photograph
RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) – Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s son Carlos is below investigation by the Rio de Janeiro state prosecutor’s workplace, it stated on Wednesday, making him the second of the far-right chief’s sons to be probed by state investigators.
Carlos Bolsonaro, a Rio metropolis councillor who has guided the president’s pugnacious social media presence, is going through a civil and felony investigation for alleged improprieties in his council workplace, the state prosecutors’ workplace stated in a press release. It added that the probes have been sealed.
Reuters was unable to contact Carlos Bolsonaro, who has taken unpaid go away from his metropolis council job to care for his father who’s recovering from an operation.
The president’s workplace didn’t reply to a request for remark.
Information of the probe is a humiliation for the president, who surged to energy final 12 months on a vow to finish years of corruption within the nation’s political and enterprise courses.
The president was a federal lawmaker representing Rio, a standard hotbed of corruption, for practically 30 years and his sons have adopted him into politics. President Bolsonaro hopes that one other of his sons, federal deputy Eduardo Bolsonaro, will turn out to be the subsequent ambassador to the US.
Flavio Bolsonaro, a senator and one other son of the president, was below investigation for alleged corruption throughout his time as a Rio state lawmaker, however the probe was blocked by the supreme court docket.
Reporting by Rodrigo Viga Gaier; Enhancing by Cynthia Osterman