The Inspector General of Electoral Justice, Luís Felipe Salomão, decided to investigate whether the undemocratic acts of September 7 were financed and, if so, who financed it. Salomão also wants to investigate whether the acts constituted early electoral propaganda.
President Jair Bolsonaro and supporters participated in the events. Salomão included this investigation in an inquiry being carried out by the Superior Electoral Court (TSE).
The magistrate wants to know if there was payment for transport and daily rates for protesters, and who was behind the organization of the event.
Justice sources informed GloboNews that these new investigations are considered a relevant development of the investigation into the acts. It is also the first legal consequence of the acts, mainly because it will focus on clarifying whether it was a spontaneous demonstration and whether it had electoral content.
The inspector expanded the object of investigation to find out if there was:
- abuse of economic and political power
- misuse of social media
- conducts prohibited to public agents
- extemporaneous (anticipated) propaganda in relation to attacks against the electronic voting system and the legitimacy of the 2022 elections.