Former Advisor Involves Bolsonaro and Tourism Minister in Campaign Slush Fund

A spreadsheet suggests that money from political party PSL's campaign fund in Minas Gerais was secretly diverted to finance the campaigns of President Jair Bolsonaro and Tourism Minister Marcelo Álvaro Antônio, both members of the party.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Haissander Souza de Paula, coordinator of Marcelo Álvaro Antônio's campaign for federal deputy in Rio Doce (MG), said in his statement to the Federal Police that "he thinks part of the money earmarked for women's campaigns was actually used to pay for campaign material of Marcelo Álvaro Antônio and Jair Bolsonaro".

In a spreadsheet, named "MarceloAlvaro.xlsx", there is a reference to the provision of electoral material for Bolsonaro's campaign with the note "fora," which means, in the opinion of researchers, "offbooks".

Folha has disclosed in reports published since early February . . .

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