This article is from Oct 03, 2020

Is the pile of money in the video corrupt money recovered in Brazil?

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This is not a building, this is the $4 billion that the Brazilian government has recovered from its corrupt politicians and civil servants, the money is on display in public view. We hope that the Indian government will do the same someday.

 

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A 1.55-minute video of people standing around a pile of currency notes stacked hugely on the road in Brazil, with photos and video footage of it, has been circulating on social media. In its affidavit, it is alleged that $4 million recovered by the Brazilian government from corrupt politicians and civil servants has been placed in public view.

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The video, which claims to be money laundered from politicians and government officials in Brazil, is being shared in other languages ​​across India. Even if it is a corruption money, it is not possible to put it in public view without any security like this. So, we decided to explore the authenticity of the video being spread.

Fact Check:

While reverse searching the photo of the pile of money in the video, we can able to find footage of the currently circulating video in a 9-minute video released on the YouTube channel Radio Portal on August 30, 2017 titled “Money Recovered by Lava-Jato Operation”.

On September 7, 2017, the Washington Post reported, “Police have seized $ 16 million in suitcases during a search of an apartment building in northern Brazil. This is the biggest capture in the history of the country. ”

Operation Car Wash is the largest anti-corruption investigation agency launched by the Brazilian federal police in 2014. According to the data, the amount recovered in 3 years by Operation Car Wash is said to be around $4 billion.

On August 28, 2017, the website bandab.com reported a “fake money pile set up for the film namely “Federal Police – The law is for everyone which is based on the operation to recover money from corruption through Brazil’s Operation Lava-Jato in the area of Boca Maldita.” Operation Car Wash is also known as Lava-Jado Operation in Portuguese.

You can see the video of Luis Antonia, the leader of FENAPEF, the largest representative body of the Brazilian federal police, standing and talking in front of a fake 4 billion real pile set up for the film.

The fake Brazilian money pile has been set up by the film crew on the road for the promotion of the film, which takes real events to dramatically recover the corrupt money from the politicians in Brazil. They are spreading it as corrupt money that it is actually placed for public view.

 

Explanation

In our search, it was revealed that the corrupt money recovered from politicians and civil servants in Brazil was not real money, the pile of money in the video that was spread in the public view that it was placed on the road, which was founded in 2017 was for the film namely “Federal Police – The law is for everyone ” which is based on the operation to recover money from corruption through Brazil’s Operation Lava-Jato in the area of Boca Maldita.

 

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