Ivanildo Gonçalves would be heard on Tuesday, but his testimony was canceled after a decision by Minister Nunes Marques, of the STF; attorney Marcos Tolentino alleged complications from Covid-19 for not attending today’s hearing
The schedule of CPI to Covid-19 suffered a turnaround this Tuesday morning, 1st. Minutes before the beginning of the session, which would be destined for the lawyer’s testimony Marcos Tolentino, appointed as a hidden partner of the FIB Bank, the top of the commission confirmed the hearing of the motoboy from VTCLog, Ivanildo Gonçalves da Silva, responsible for withdrawals of more than BRL 4.7 million in cash from the company’s account and for supposed payment slips for the benefit of Roberto Dias, former Director of Logistics at Ministry of Health. Tolentino claimed that he could not appear in the Senate because he was hospitalized at the Sírio Libanês hospital, in São Paulo, with consequences from Covid-19. This Tuesday, 31, he sent the senators a request so that he could be accompanied by his doctor and his trusted nurse during the hearing. According to Senator Humberto Costa (PT-PE), Tolentino pledged to send a medical certificate to parliamentarians.
Ivanildo Gonçalves would initially be heard on Tuesday, but the testimony was canceled because Minister Nunes Marques, of the Supreme Federal Court (STF), granted an injunction dismissing the deponent from appearing in the Senate. As the appeal filed by the Advocacia da Casa has not been judged, the motoboy will have the right not to make a commitment to tell the truth and may remain silent. VCTLog is in the sights of the commission due to contracts signed with the Ministry of Health. The president of the commission, Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), stated that the collegiate “goes deep” in the investigations against a logistics company. Follow Prime Time Zone’s live coverage:
11:20 – Motoboy Ivanildo is not committed, but says he showed up to tell the truth
The motorcycle courier Ivanildo Gonçalves did not make the commitment to tell the truth, but told the senators that he attended the CPI of Covid-19 to clarify the facts. He also waived the 15-minute opening speech, adding that he is only present to answer questions.
11:15 am – Alessandro Vieira asks Covid-19’s CPI to schedule a CGU minister’s testimony
Senator Alessandro Vieira (Cidadania-SE) asked the CPI of Covid-19 to mark the testimony of the minister of the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU), Wagner do Rosário. On Wednesday, 1st, the Federal Inspector General, Gilberto Waller Júnior, instituted a PAR (administrative process of liability) against Need Medicines for fraud and dishonest behavior. “Minister Wagner do Rosário called a press conference to speak the opposite of what the CGU technical team pointed out. It is important that the minister bring information regarding the various facts that the CGU is investigating, but that he explain why he adopted a politicized conduct in his administration. Brazil faces the challenge of normalizing the absurd. It is not normal for a Minister of State to do what Minister Onyx Lorenzoni did, who held up a false document and made a mad speech against the CPI and Congress. It is not normal for the minister of the CGU, a professional, qualified guy, to submit himself in this way to a political demonstration”, said Vieira.
11:09 – Renan adds nine more people to the list of those investigated by Covid-19’s CPI
Senator Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL) announced the inclusion of nine more people on the list of those investigated by the CPI of Covid-19. They are: Cristiano Carvalho, who introduced himself as CEO of Davati Medical Supply in Brazil; Luiz Paulo Dominguetti, Davati salesperson; Emanuela Medrades, director of Need Medicines; Colonel Helcio Bruno de Almeida, president of Instituto Força Brasil; businessman Luciano Hang, from Havan; Colonel Marcelo Bento Pires, accused of having put pressure on servers to speed up the import of the Covaxin vaccine; the Minister of Labor and Welfare, Onyx Lorenzoni; the federal deputy Osmar Terra (MDB-RS) and the civil servant Regina Célia Oliveira, supervisor of the contracts of Precise at the Ministry of Health.
11:07 am – Aziz criticizes the September 7th Pocketnarist demonstrations
Omar Aziz criticized the summoning of acts for the 7th of September. “Act for Brazil is to contain the water crisis that the government has known for a long time. The real act for God is to contain inflation,” he said. “Nobody mobilizes, rents a bus, for free. Not right now, with the price of diesel. Democratic popular demonstration is valid and we respect it, but any intention of wanting to invade the Supreme Court and Congress, this has to be repudiated because Brazilian democracy does not deserve it”, he added.
10:53 – Omar Aziz asks Syrian Lebanese to inform Tolentino’s health situation
Covid-19’s CPI president, Omar Aziz, asked the commission’s Secretariat to ask the Syrian-Lebanese hospital to inform the health status of Marcos Tolentino, a lawyer who would be heard on Wednesday, 1st. According to Aziz, Tolentino “talked normally” with a person shortly before being hospitalized. “He’s going to run away today, but he’s going to come,” said the president of the collegiate. “He cannot run away from this CPI”, added the rapporteur, Renan Calheiros (MDB-AL). For the emedebist, the commission will not be able to finish its work before listening to him.
10:48 – Session is opened
Omar Aziz (PSD-AM), started the work of the commission this Wednesday, 1st