• Categories
  • Archives

Second in Line of Presidential Succession in Brazil Guilty of Extortion

The owner of the Fiorella, a restaurant and snack bar chain, Sebastião Augusto Buani, has confirmed that he paid more than US$ 47,000 (110,000 reais) during 2002 and 2003 to federal deputy Severino Cavalcanti.

Cavalcanti, from the PP party of Pernambuco state, was the first secretary of the Chamber of Deputies at the time and is now the president of the Chamber of Deputies, and after the vice president, next in the line of presidential succession.


According to Buani, he had a concession contract to operate restaurants and snack bars in the congressional office building in Brasí­lia, the capital of Brazil.


However, when Cavalcanti, who as first secretary controlled concession contracts, threatened to terminate the contract, or refused to renew it, Buani began paying him a monthly kickback of US$ 4,300 (10,000 reais) in order to stay in business.


Buani, says that the money was always paid in cash, but he has concrete proof of the deal in the form of a single check from June 2003 which was cashed by Cavalcanti’s congressional office. He also has witnesses who saw the transaction with the check.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (1)

  • Guest

    Ricky Lacina (Ms) contract translator fo
    Found just what I needed!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Polls Show Brazil President Winning Reelection in First Round

Dilma Rousseff, the president of Brazil, leads comfortably vote intention according to two public ...

Afro-LGBT Advocates Lead the Struggle for Equality in Brazil

In a historic gathering in Salvador, Bahia, nearly 100 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender ...

Brazilian Software Teaches English in the US

A company from Curitiba, in the southern Brazilian state of Paraná, is teaching Lebanese ...

Brazil Selling Products Overseas For Quality and Not Low Price Alone

The participation of Arab countries as destinations for Brazilian machinery and equipment exports is ...

After Indian Is Murdered Brazal Talks About Resettlemant

Of December 25, Dgrvalino da Rocha, an Indian, was murdered in the region, exacerbating ...

Getting to See the World Through the Eyes of a Brazilian Actress

The most varied angles of Dubai are part of book "GNT Mundo Afora", recently ...

Brazil Arrests Brasília’s Governor and Federal Intervention Is a Possibility

Brazilian police arrested on Thursday a key opposition party governor on bribery charges, potentially ...

Brazil and Their Civilized Neighbors to the North

While geographically located in the "western" hemisphere, Brazil does not fully qualify as a ...

US Crisis Takes Chinese to Brazil and Latin American Neighbors

Currently visiting Argentina, Chinese Vice-Premier Hui Liangvu signed accords to boost cooperation in agriculture, ...

Zero Pollution Bus Starts to Run in Brazil Soon

With the objective of developing a cleaner solution for urban public transportation in Brazil, ...