The Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) identified more than 160 thousand possible frauds receiving R $ 600 emergency assistance for informal workers. According to the CGU minister, Wagner Rosário, the irregularities involve vehicle owners that cost over R $ 60 thousand, boat owners and people who donated more than R $ 10,000 in the last elections. Rosário informed that the list with about 50 million registered to receive the benefit will be disclosed within 15 days.

50 million Brazilians have already received the emergency benefit.

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In 12 to 15 days we will be making the entire basis for receiving emergency aid transparent.. All the people who have been receiving it so that the citizen can inspect it himself “, said Wagner Rosário at a press conference at Palácio do Planalto, this Tuesday night.

Rosário stated that the total fraud figures are still in the consolidation phase, but he cited as an example that 74 thousand partners of companies with registered employees and who receive government assistance have already been identified.

In addition, CGU has already crossed data from 86 thousand people who donated, as an individual, more than R $ 10 thousand in the last political campaigns. Without informing numbers, he also mentioned beneficiaries who are prisoners, owners of vehicles that cost over R $ 60,000 and owners of vessels. He also cited people who are domiciled for tax purposes abroad, whose investigations were revealed by the Estadão / Broadcast.

Early, the federal government opened almost R $ 30 billion in extraordinary credit in favor of the Ministry of Citizenship for emergency assistance to people in vulnerable situations, due to the covid-19 pandemic. As a result, the cost of the program has already reached R $ 152.6 billion.

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