In the conversation that inspired the operation, businessmen defend a democratic breakdown if President Jair Bolsonaro loses the October election.
TSE President Minister Alexandre de Moraes during a court session – Photo: Reproduction/YouTube
Beginning the investigation, Moraes wrote that there was no doubt about the potential for an “attack against democracy and the rule of law” in the conduct of the merchants.
In addition to blocking bank accounts, they investigated and determined search and seizure of messages address breaches of confidentiality.
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Now, Moraes justifies that it was possible to unblock bank accounts because September 7 has already passed. The minister understands that businessmen’s money may have sponsored undemocratic acts during the independence celebrations.
“The presence of strong indications of action to provide resources for the achievement of objectives hidden in acts committed during the last national holiday of Brazil’s independence, in conduct which, in principle, could configure crimes […] Given the potential for resources to be used to finance illegal and undemocratic acts, the blocking of the bank accounts of those investigated made it necessary, appropriate and immediate,” Moraes wrote.
“Due to the passage of the 9/7/2022 holiday and the removal of bank secrecy from the investigated parties, a measure that would make it possible to deepen the investigation and verify any financing of criminal acts, it is no longer necessary to maintain the blockade. keep the financial assets of the nominees”, the TSE chairman explained.