An excerpt from the report by Federal Public Ministry (MPF) points out that the pastor Arilton Moura requested R$ 100 thousand from a businessman from Piracicaba in exchange for holding an event Ministry of Education in São Paulo.
The religious is one of the suspects of participating in the corruption scheme in the MEC during the management of Milton Ribeiro.
According to José Brito told the MPF, the pastor said that the amount would be used for missionary works developed by the church.
Also according to the witness, Moura asked for tickets to be issued for his private entourage.
The Federal Police served a warrant against Moura and Pastor Gilmar dos Santos on Wednesday (22), but the pair were released this Thursday (23) after a decision by judge Ney Bello, from TRF1.
In addition to the two, former minister, lawyer and former advisor to the MEC Luciano de Freitas Musse and former advisor to the Municipality of Goiânia Helder Bartolomeu were also preventively arrested by the PF.
Ribeiro will be heard in São Paulo, by videoconference, at 2 pm. Initially, the hearing would take place in Brasília, but the Court decided to hold it remotely. The reason was not disclosed due to the confidential nature of the process.
Pastor Arilton will be heard in Pará, where he is, also by videoconference. Bartolomeu, Musse and Pastor Gilmar will have their custody hearings held in the Federal District, also at 2 pm.
(With information from Daniela Lima, Gabriel Hirabahasi and Teo Cury)
Source: CNN Brasil