Michelle Bolsonaro’s Uncle Arrested, Accused of Being Part of Militia Group

The retired police officer, brother of the First Lady’s mother, is accused of illegal land subdivision, extortion, and homicide.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of the seven police officers arrested on Wednesday and charged with illegally selling public land is the uncle of Brazil’s First Lady, Michelle Bolsonaro, reports daily Correio Brasiliense. The seven are said to be part of a militia group that operates within the region of Ceilândia, one of Brasília’s satellite cities.

First Sergeant João Batista Firmo Ferreira is the brother of Maria Aparecida Firmo Ferreira, Michelle Bolsonaro’s mother. A part of the First Lady’s family lives in the region.

Investigations revealed that . . .

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