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Brazilian lawmaker resigns after money found in underwear

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 16, 2020
Brazilian lawmaker Chico Rodrigues was forced to resign Thursday from the Senate after police found cash hidden in his underwear during a search of his home.
Chico Rodrigues
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The raid was “part of a probe by the Comptroller General’s office” into alleged misappropriation of 20 million reais ($3.5 million) of public funds to fight the coronavirus, according to a statement released by the Communications Ministry.

Topics: Brazil

About 30,000 reais ($5,000) was found at the congressman's house, according to the Crusoe magazine and the Folha newspaper. Part of the money was found in his underwear.

Rodrigues said he will prove he has no involvement with corruption.