Flávio Bolsonaro Trying to Use Crisis to Deflect Attention from Queiroz Case

Flávio Bolsonaro is targeted by an investigation on a salary kickback scheme in his Rio de Janeiro Legislative Assembly's office.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Senator Flávio Bolsonaro is trying to use the novel coronavirus pandemic to reposition himself politically, assess advisors to the eldest son of President Jair Bolsonaro.

Targeted by an investigation into salary kickback ("splitting") in his office in the Legislative Assembly of Rio de Janeiro (ALERJ), Flávio spent his first year in office in Brasília under siege and even publicly distant from his family nucleus to avoid association with the case of former advisor Fabrício Queiróz.

With the escalation of Covid-19 in the country, however, the senator, regarded as the most . . .

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