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PF carries out operation to combat fraud in Social Security

The Federal Police (PF) carried out, this Thursday morning (18), an operation to combat the criminal organization that defrauded Social Security.

Federal police officers carry out 22 search and seizure warrants in Bahia, Alagoas, Goiás and the Federal District. The 10th Federal Court of Justice also issued a preventive arrest warrant against one of the members of the organization.

The Justice determined the blocking of more than R$ 1.1 million from the accounts of a federal expert doctor to reimburse the public coffers, in addition to the suspension of public service, confiscation of goods, prohibition of leaving the country, and the payment of bail in the value of R$150 thousand or use of electronic monitoring.

According to the PF, investigations showed that between 2018 and 2022 the federal expert doctor and his former partner defrauded medical certificates and expertise in the systems of the National Social Security Institute (INSS), with the aim of obtaining benefits for family members, partners and others. people.

The members of the organization made only one contribution to the social security right next to the payment. The PF found evidence that an intern at the INSS Agency in Taguatinga (DF) had participated in the crime.

Those investigated can answer for crimes of criminal association, false documents, use of false documents, placing false data in the INSS system, social security fraud, and active and passive corruption.

The operation was named “Trickster” due to the criminal tricks or maneuvers made by the criminal group to obtain benefits and not obey normative rules for carrying out medical examinations.

Source: CNN Brasil

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