Brazilian Senator lands in trouble, caught hiding money in his underwear

Brasilia: A Brazilian senator allied to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money “between his buttocks” during a police raid investigating diversion of public funds for fighting the coronavirus, local media reported on Thursday.

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They found 30,000 reales ($5,300) in cash, part of which was discovered in Rodrigues’s underwear, including “between his buttocks,” said major outlets including O Globo, Folha de S. Paulo and Estadao, quoting sources from the investigation.

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The federal police confirmed to AFP they were trying to dismantle a “possible criminal scheme diverting public funds” set aside to combat the outbreak in Roraima state.

Rodrigues meanwhile issued a statement saying the police “did their job carrying out a search as part of an investigation in which I’m cited,” although he made no mention of the cash nor where it was allegedly found.

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He complained that he’d had his “home invaded just for doing my job as a legislator” and insisted he had done nothing wrong.

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