The former president of the Vila Isabel samba school, Bernardo Bello Pimentel Barbosa, accused of being one of the partners of the Crime Office, met with businessman Eduardo Vinícius Giraldes Silva, to try to avoid being betrayed by Julia Mello Lotufo, widow of militia member Adriano da Nóbrega and his current wife. At the meeting, Bello recommended that he protect him and also not name any member of President Jair Bolsonaro’s (non-party) family.
“Imagine if this girl denounces Bolsonaro saying ‘look, my ex there (Adriano da Nóbrega) was with so-and-so every day.’ She’s going to fuck the guy. Okay, fuck it up. But they’re going to end her life in green, yellow, blue and white”, warns Bello, without specifying which member of the president’s family had daily meetings with the militia member.
::Widow of Adriano da Nóbrega points out a version about ordering the murder of Marielle Franco::
The dialogue is part of the meeting that took place in a car, in front of the building where Giraldes lives, in Barra da Tijuca. O Brazil in fact had access to the recording – one hour and 11 minutes – of the meeting. The source who delivered the audio to the report declined to inform the date of the meeting. It is a fact, however, that the conversation took place after the 26th of April and before the 17th of August this year. In addition to Giraldes and Bello, Pablo Barra Teixeira, the entrepreneur’s lawyer, were inside the vehicle.
Elsewhere, Bello explains to Giraldes how Júlia Lotufo should organize her testimony. “So if she gets and talk ‘no, I know this here … Oh, I will not do it here’, she’s fucked, because I deny she’ll grab her to hell. They will say ‘the guy would lie in bed and confide in you’. She has to come and say ‘look, my ex-husband was crazy, a lunatic, a totally crazy BOPE captain who used to lie in bed and the only thing he did to me, when he did, was to say hi and bye ‘.”
Bello’s attempt was in vain. According to Veja magazine and R7 portal, Lotufo presented, on July 7 this year, a proposal for an award-winning complaint to the Public Ministry of Rio de Janeiro. In the document, she accused the former president of Vila Isabel of being Adriano da Nóbrega’s partner in charge of the Crime Office, an organization that houses murderers for hire and is accused of having executed the former Rio councilor Marielle Franco (PSOL) in March 2018.
In the complaint proposal, according to publications by the press, Lotufo confirms that the meeting took place in the car, in front of the building where the couple lives. Images from the condominium’s security system show the encounter and were attached to the process.
Julia Lotufo is accused of participating in a money laundering scheme and is under house arrest. The Civil Police maintains a vehicle in front of the building of Adriano da Nóbrega’s widow for 24 hours, to ensure her safety.
The Bolsonaro and Adriano da Nóbrega
The president’s family is mentioned on two more occasions in the conversation. In the second excerpt, Bello argues with Giraldes that he considers Julia Lotufo’s situation “complicated”, since her case would have been politicized, precisely because of Adriano da Nóbrega’s relationship with the Bolsonaro clan.
“Obviously the astral hell going on in her life is political, man. It’s because they want, anyway, to hunt the guys there, the family that is in power and, unfortunately, her ex-husband (Adriano da Nóbrega) is involved with the guys”, explains Bello.
The last time they talk about the Bolsonaro family, Bello quotes senator Flávio Bolsonaro (Patriota-RJ). The former president of Vila Isabel begins by talking about the difficulty in removing Julia Lotufo’s name from the news.
“Her stop over there is political, man. It’s 100% political. Have you ever seen a deceased stay in the newspaper for so long? How long did Adriano die? To this day, he leaves. He had Fantastic another day. Why is he in the paper so much?” Bello asks. Giraldes answers: “Because it involves, I don’t know, the name of the president.”
“So that’s it, man. It involves fucking Queiroz, that Adriano was together. Queiroz played Flávio Bolsonaro and who wants to fuck Bolsonaro more? The press, man,” says Bello.
Among the family members, Flávio Bolsonaro is the closest to Adriano da Nóbrega. In testimony to the Public Ministry of Rio de Janeiro, the senator admitted that the militiaman was his shooting instructor and that he met him through a former advisor, Fabrício Queiroz, who is accused of being the operator of a cracking scheme in the office of the parliamentary.
In his term in the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro (Alerj), when he was state deputy, Flávio Bolsonaro employed Danielle Mendonça, Nóbrega’s ex-wife, and Raimunda Magalhães, mother of the militia member, who was killed in February 2018, during exchange of fire with the Military Police of Bahia.
In 2005, Flávio Bolsonaro, still a state deputy, awarded Adriano da Nóbrega, at Alerj, with the Tiradentes Medal, the state’s highest honor. At the time, the ex-policeman was serving a sentence and had already been pre-trial detained for murder.
The meeting between Eduardo Giraldes and Bernardo Bello was organized by Pablo Teixeira, who responded to a request from his client. The businessman claims to have heard that the former president of Vila Isabel intended to assassinate him.
“What made me very scared is that it’s not my life, my life is totally opposite, understand? I don’t deal with a misdemeanor, with a machine, with anything, I walk around Barra (from Tijuca), everyone knows me and I hardly knew you at all”, explains Giraldes. “It started a shitload of gossip that you were going to kill me. I swear to you. You were going to kill me, you were going to arrest me, because I’m a son of a bitch. Me? What do I have to do with this story? Nothing.”
Bello says he learned that Giraldes visited a mutual friend of the pair, former military policeman Adriano Maciel de Souza, known as Chuca, who lost a leg after being shot in an attack on January 30 this year.
“So, I’ll explain to you where you get into the story. About a month ago, ten more, ten less, a mutual friend of the three of us here (Chuca), looks for a friend of mine and (says) ‘Wow, brother, talk too bad’. I said ‘what is it?’ ‘Well, the guy (Eduardo Giraldes) who is dating there, married to the widow there (Julia Lotufo), was here with me and said that the widow wants to stick her cock in your ass and fuck you all over, she’s going to roll up and say a heap of shit with your name’. I said: ‘What?’ Am I telling a lie?” asks Bello.
Intimidated, Giraldes is succinct in his answer. “That part I don’t know.” Bello retorts. “Have you been with the guy I’m talking about, who lost his leg?” “He’s been my friend for 20 years… But I never said that”, concludes the businessman.
Annoyed, Bello raises the tone with Giraldes. “I want to pick you up and go to his house and say ‘brother, repeat what you said.’ So, he got shot and went crazy? Lost your leg or your head? Has he lost his leg or his brain?” he asks.
Chuca was with his security guard when he was shot, inside an armored car. The vehicle would have received at least 25 rounds of 556 caliber. A 2014 investigation by the Homicide Division points out the former military policeman as a member of a gang working with slot machines and animal games in Rio de Janeiro .
the deceased and the widow
During the conversation, Giraldes reveals how he approached Lotufo, after helping to hide her, while she was fleeing from the police, right after the death of the militia member, her ex-husband. “Adrian (from Nóbrega) dies in February. Right after that, I bump into her at the … (inaudible) … Fratelli (restaurant in Rio de Janeiro)” he recalls. “She was living at her mother’s house. I had an apartment of mine that was fucking empty. I said ‘stay there’. No meanness, no nothing. Well, how are you going to sing a widow who cried 24 hours?”
The businessman goes on talking about his relationship with Lotufo and explains that she has depression. According to Giraldes, Adriano da Nóbrega’s widow takes seven medicines. “She gets high, it’s cowardice.” “She can take medicine for everything in the world. She just can’t take medicine for one thing, because of me, because I never wanted her harm and I never want to”, assures Bello.
Elsewhere, Giraldes decides to explain how he deals with his wife’s relationship with Adriano da Nóbrega’s memories and secrets. “That’s right, Bernardo, it’s a pain that belongs to her, I can’t keep playing. Everyone has the normal curiosity to understand the story. I do not have. Start this subject, her talking about him, I get up. I don’t know who was security, I don’t know who killed, didn’t kill, who stole, who made the fuck, who built buildings, I don’t know. Because I don’t ask and I believe she shouldn’t know, because Adriano was a person who didn’t talk.”
Before saying goodbye, Giraldes explains the couple’s routine and care for Julia Lotufo. “Bernardo, her anklet never came off, brother, I don’t let her. I take it, plug it in, like a cell phone… I don’t move. Not to have a comma (error with Justice). They say she has to stay for three hours, she stays for six”, he ends.
Married to Julia Lotuffo, Giraldes is a well-known businessman in Rio de Janeiro. In Rio de Janeiro, it has already used its olive oil brand, Royal, to sponsor the four clubs considered large in the state: Flamengo, Vasco, Botafogo and Fluminense. Besides Atlético-MG, from Belo Horizonte.
Giraldes also invests in the Rio de Janeiro carnival. The businessman sponsors some cabins at Sapucaí, where football players, singers, actors, among other famous people pass by.
But where would so much money come from? According to the Federal Public Ministry, Giraldes is part of a credit card cloning gang. In 2016, the businessman was sentenced, in the first instance, to 8 years and 3 months in prison for a criminal association, theft through fraud, qualified theft and document forgery.
In August 2020, the conviction was upheld, but the sentence was reduced to 5 years and 10 months in prison. Giraldes’ passport was seized by the Federal Police. To leave the country, the entrepreneur must request an authorization from the Court.
O Brazil in fact he was unable to contact Eduardo Giraldes and Julia Lotufo, or even their lawyers. Bernardo Bello’s defense declined to comment. Until the closing of this article, the Palácio do Planalto had not sent a note. If they manifest, the matter will be updated.
Edition: Vivian Virissimo