“Delicate matter that must be investigated”, says Mourão about investigation at Caixa

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Vice President Hamilton Mourão evaluated the CNN as a “delicate matter” the accusations about the conduct of the president of Caixa Econômica Federal, Pedro Guimarães, and defended that the matter be investigated.

The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) opened a procedure to investigate allegations made by employees of the state bank for sexual harassment.” No comments. A delicate matter that must be investigated”, said Mourão to the CNN .

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The departure of the executive from the command of the bank is taken for granted by presidential advisors, who believe that Pedro Guimarães will leave the post as early as this Wednesday (29).

The federal government has already begun evaluating surrogate names. One of those listed is the former vice president of the financial institution Jair Luís Mahl.

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According to government aides, he would have already been scouted for the post. In addition to Mahl, another name evaluated as quoted is that of the vice president of Caixa’s retail network, Camila de Freitas Aichinger.

In the presidential re-election campaign, the assessment is that the ideal is that Guimarães is removed as soon as possible, to avoid contaminating the president’s candidacy, especially the female electorate, with whom the president faces resistance.

The removal would give Pedro Guimarães time to dedicate himself to his defense. In practice, the objective is to reduce the embarrassment for the government, since the executive had been participating in constant events and trips with the President of the Republic.

The investigation against Guimarães was revealed by the portal “Metrópoles”, this Tuesday (28), and confirmed by the CNN . Sought by the bank’s press office, the president of Caixa did not comment on the subject.

After the case was revealed, the bank decided to cancel the Plano Safra press conference, which was scheduled to take place this Wednesday afternoon (29).

wanted by CNN the Cashier did not respond.

In a note to “Metrópoles”, Caixa informed that “it is not aware of the complaints presented by the vehicle”.

“Caixa clarifies that it adopts measures to eliminate conduct related to any type of harassment. The bank has a solid integrity system, anchored in compliance with the various prevention protocols, the Code of Ethics and the Code of Conduct, which prohibit the practice of ‘any type of harassment, through verbal or physical conduct of humiliation, coercion or threat’. ”, says part of the document.

Source: CNN Brasil

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