Brazilian Senator Chico Rodrigues has been caught in a police raid with money hidden between his buttocks on Wednesday, October 15 amid an investigation into the misuse of COVID-19 response funding.
Rodrigues represents the northern state of Roraima and had also been chosen as deputy leader for the agenda of the administration of President Jair Bolsonaro.
The senator was then suspended for 90 days by supreme court judge Luis Roberto Barroso on Thursday,October 15.
The judge further added to tell him that the Senate could decide whether to make the move permanent.
“The police team possesses a video of the second personal search that was carried out,” Barroso wrote in the Thursday decision.
“However, in this case, considering the manner in which the money was hidden by Senator Chico Rodrigues – quite deeply in his underwear – I will not reproduce these images in this report so as not to cause greater embarrassment.”
In a statement Chico agreed that his house was raided but refused to give clear details of what happened.
He said that he had not done anything wrong and he has been clean for the last 30 years in his political career.
The office of the senator did not mention if it was true the money was found hidden in the buttocks.
On Thursday,October 15 President Bolsonaro said the police raid was evidence that his government was fighting graft.
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