Flavio Bolsonaro, the eldest son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Flavio Bolsonaro, the eldest son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro
Rio de Janeiro state prosecutors said on Wednesday that Flavio Bolsonaro, the eldest son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, is facing charges of belonging to a criminal organization.

According to a statement, Senator Flavio Bolsonaro, his former aide, Fabricio Queiroz, and 15 others are accused of money laundering and embezzlement.

The crimes allegedly occurred when Flavio Bolsonaro was a state MP between 2007 and 2018.

Queiroz was arrested in June over a suspected corruption plot.

The suspicions were based in part on bank transactions that included 1.2 million riyals ($ 212,000) from 2016 to 2017.

Flavio Bolsonaro has denied allegations that he received part of the salaries paid to employees on the public payroll while he was a state representative in Rio de Janeiro.

“I didn’t do anything illegal,” he said on Instagram on Wednesday.

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