Brazil jails Medina’s former campaign adviser on money laundering
Santo Domingo.- A Brazilian judge on Thursday sent political campaign adviser João Santana and his wife Monica Moura to pretrial the detention, on charges of money laundering, officials said.
Santana was an adviser for the campaigns of the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina among others.
Santana and Moura were detained last week on charges of receiving money in the corruption scandal in Brazil’s State oil company Petrobras.
Investigators try to determine if the payments not declared abroad used to finance election campaigns are kickbacks.
Judge Sergio Moro, who hears the Petrobras case, ruled to detain the couple noting that Santana “tried to destroy electronic records” which “indicates a risk to the investigation.”
The publicists gained fame with El Salvador’s presidential campaign won by Mauricio Funes in 2009 and were then hired by several candidates from other Latin American countries.
March 5, 2016
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