Son of the former governor Sergio Cabral🇧🇷 José Eduardo Cabral surrendered this Thursday, the 24th, to the Federal Police (PF), after being on the run for one day. He is the target of the operation SMOKE FREE, which targeted a criminal organization specializing in the illegal trade in cigarettes. According to investigations by the PF and the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), the smuggling of goods was carried out by an armed and transnational group, which came to generate damages of 2 billion reais to the Union in tax evasion, money laundering and corruption. The 3rd Federal Criminal Court of Rio de Janeiro issued orders to block assets, valued at around 300 million reais.
Representative of the businessman, the lawyer Raphael Kullman stated that Sérgio Cabral’s son said that he presented himself to the Federal Police spontaneously. “He is sure of his innocence, which will be proven in the course of the process,” he said in a statement.
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José Eduardo is 26 years old and is the son of the former governor and his first wife, Suzana. He is the brother of former deputy Marco Antônio Cabral, who was unable to be re-elected. Adept at a life of luxury, when he was younger, he held a 15th birthday party at Hípica, which brought together more than 500 teenagers.
Upon learning the news that his son was the target of the operation, the father, who is still being held in the Special Prison Battalion (BEP), felt sick and fainted in his cell last Wednesday, the 23rd. health unit.