Rio de Janeiro the Brazilian Federal Police today conducted an operation to dismantle a suspicious band millionaires have caused damage to public coffers in a department of the treasury.
Embezzlement proven by research amounted to 5,700 million reais ($ 1.780 billion), but police suspect damage to public funds can be raised to 19,000 million reais (about 6,000 million), according to an official statement.
The gang is suspected of manipulating favor of private interestâ€™s processes of the Administrative Board of Tax Appeals (CARF), the Federal Revenue Department (Treasury) responsible for fining tax evaders.
Justice mandates issued 41 search and arrest of the suspected collaborators in the corruption in the states of Sao Paulo, CearÃ¡ (northeast) and Brasilia in an operation involving 180 Federal Police agents and 55 prosecutors Federal Revenue.
The band members allegedly trying to corrupt officials CARF to get to annul or discounts fines for tax evaders.
The research, begun in 2013, discovered that officials leaked privileged counseling offices, consulting or law in Brasilia, Sao Paulo and other cities so that these would capture companies interested in receiving “facilities” in trials of CARF information, according to note.
Among other services, handling processes, granting requests for postponement and obtaining favorable rulings in cars offered tax violations.
The group allegedly made use of third parties to conceal their actions and the flow of money, which was washed and recovered by companies as seemingly legitimate heritage.
This new case has been uncovered in full political crisis in Brazil by the great case of corruption in the state oil company Petrobras, likewise, caused the embezzlement of billions of dollars from the public coffers.
The Petrobras case being investigated from a year ago refers to fixing the oil contracts with dozens of providers of services and the distribution of millionaires bribes to politicians and parties, mostly from the base of the government of President Dilma Rousseff.
That research has splashed about 50 politicians, as well as several executives of oil and other companies, and has rapidly eroded the popularity of Rousseff.