The Brazilian body that monitors money laundering overreached by acting without judicial approval when it uncovered suspicious deposits in the account of the son of President Jair Bolsonaro, the head of the country’s Supreme Court told Reuters.
In an interview on the eve of his first anniversary at the head of Brazil’s top court, Dias Toffoli offered his clearest explanation yet behind a decision in July to suspend investigations that were based on information provided by the Council for Financial Activities Control (COAF), which monitors money laundering.
That decision, which said COAF should not have been passing information to prosecutors without the approval of a judge, scuppered the investigation into Senator Flavio Bolsonaro. COAF had identified 48 suspicious deposits worth a total of 100,000 reais ($27,000) deposited in his account in a single month in 2017.
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