Jewelry scandal: Bolsonaro to be subpoenaed over attempted smuggling

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Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro will be subpoenaed as part of an investigation into allegations of attempted smuggling of jewelry into the country $3.2 million, Attorney General Flavio Dino said on Monday, Reuters reported. , — Dino told reporters, adding that no deadline or date has been set for Bolsonaro's summons to court. is in self-imposed exile in the United States, will not testify, Brazil can seek help under international law.

Luxurious jewelry donated by the Saudi government to the then president and his wife, Michelle Bolsonaro, was seized by customs officials in October 2021 after they were found in the backpack of a presidential aide. According to local media reports, several Bolsonaro administration officials unsuccessfully tried to collect the jewelry from customs.

On Monday, Bolsonaro's lawyer said in a letter to police that the former the president will submit reports to a Brazilian court on the second gift he received from the government of Saudi Arabia.

The lawyer stressed that Bolsonaro would never and “did not intend to enrich himself with property that could in any way be considered public”, and also asked that the second set of jewelry be kept in custody pending the completion of the investigation.

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