the federal deputy André Janones (Avante-MG), which became known for accumulating controversies throughout the electoral campaign because of its performance on social networks, got another one – and should be the subject of a judicial questioning for this reason.
The parliamentarian published on his Twitter this Friday, 18, a post – in a scandalous tone – saying that the government Jair Bolsonarothrough Secom (Secretary of Communication), paid 13 million reais to the institute Paraná Researchresponsible for carrying out electoral surveys during the campaign.
The complaint provoked an immediate reaction from the head of the institute, Murilo Hidalgo, who said that he would challenge the federal deputy, who served in the campaign for the president-elect, in court. Luiz Inacio Lula da Silvaand became known for the heavy attacks against Bolsonaro, many of them fake news🇧🇷 “It’s a very serious and irresponsible accusation, so I’ve already filed criminal and civil lawsuits against Janones,” says Hidalgo.
The contractual relationship between Paraná Pesquisas and Secom had already been the subject of questions during the campaign, mainly because the institute was one of those that, throughout the dispute, gave the smallest advantage from Lula to Bolsonaro. In the end, both in the first and second rounds, Paraná Pesquisas ended up being the institute that came closest to the final result.
ATTENTION! Another scandal discovered here in the transition: SECOM put 13 million reais of the people’s money in Paraná Pesquisas! There is a gang at SECOM that irrigates all the ministries with a lot of money to maintain a power project. They will go to jail with Bolsonaro.Continues after advertising
— André Janones (@AndreJanonesAdv) November 18, 2022
The number quoted by Janones is not real. VEJA had access to the federal government’s trading floor to contract research, in which the Paraná Pesquisas proposal was accepted. The document shows that the agreement with the institute, approved on March 11, 2022, was for the preparation of qualitative research, in the amount of 1,623,600 reais.
The same trading session shows that IPRI – Instituto de Pesquisa de Reputação e Imagem Ltda won the competition to carry out quantitative research with a proposal of 11.9 million reais. “Janones could only have added the two amounts without checking, because it was an extremely transparent process. I would like him to present the evidence”, says Hidalgo.
The director also claims that he did not even carry out the contracted research and did not receive any value for the alleged service. This is because the auction won by Paraná Pesquisas had already become a reason for investigation at the TCU (Tribunal de Contas da União) at the request of Senator Randolfe Rodrigues (Rede-AP), which led to the suspension of the agreement. When the contract was released, it could not be executed due to the impediments set by the electoral legislation.
VEJA tried, without success, to contact Deputy André Janones to comment on the case.