Brazil’s Bolsonaro questioned about sneaking in diamond jewelry and the sale of two luxury watches

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian federal police are questioning former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro about attempting to sneak in diamond jewelry reportedly worth $3 million and the sale of two luxury watches he received as gifts from Saudi Arabia while in office, federal authorities said on Thursday.

Bolsonaro arrived Thursday morning at the federal police in Brasilia, Brazil’s capital, a federal police spokesperson confirmed to journalists waiting outside the premises, including one from The Associated Press.

Another federal police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, confirmed to the AP that he and seven others were summoned to answer questions about the jewelry.

Aside from Bolsonaro, police will also be questioning his wife Michelle, two lawyers, former aide Lt. Col. Mauro Cid, Cid’s father, Osmar Crivelatti and Marcelo Câmara, the officer said. The simultaneous hearings pose another potential blow for the embattled far-right leader, who is also the target of several other investigations.

Earlier this month, federal police raided the homes and offices of several people purportedly involved in the jewelry case and alleged Bolsonaro received nearly $70,000 for the sale of two luxury watches gifted from Saudi Arabia.

Bolsonaro has denied any wrongdoing.

His lawyers did not respond to a request for comments from the AP.

The investigation into the undeclared jewelry is just one of many legal headaches Bolsonaro faces.

Earlier this year, he was ruled ineligible to run for office until 2030 after a panel of judges concluded he abused his power and cast unfounded doubts on the country’s electronic voting system.

Another investigation revolves around Cid’s arrest in May for allegedly falsifying COVID-19 vaccine cards for his own family and Bolsonaro’s family during the pandemic.

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Afraid Of Getting Caught, Woman Flushes Stolen Diamond Ring Worth Rs 30 Lakh

Missing diamond ring shows up when officers ask questions: Bainbridge Township Police Blotter


Found property: East Washington Street

The day after police began questioning people April 7 in an assisted living facility about the suspected theft of a $90,000, 4-carat diamond engagement ring on March 31, the ring mysteriously appeared in the room next door to the victim.

Although the ring was recovered, the police investigation will continue.

According to the police report, only a finite number of people had access to the victim’s room. Her husband verified that she was wearing the ring the day before it went missing.

Fraud: Chillicothe Road

Police are investigating an incident reported April 8, the day after a resident, 89, was scammed out of $90,000 through an online bank transfer. Further details were not available pending the investigation.

Theft: Market Place Drive

A Bedford man, 60, decided to try a scheme suggested by his friend April 6. He placed cartons of cream cheese under meat packages at Walmart’s self-checkout register so that the scanner would only charge him for the cream cheese.

His plan was foiled after loss prevention personnel saw his half-baked plan and called police.

The suspect admitted to the theft of six packages of meat valued at $283.13 and blamed it on the influence of his friend. He will appear in Chardon Municipal Court.

Theft: Market Place Drive

A middle-aged man entered the Walmart store with an empty shopping cart at 1 p.m. April 5. He pushed it directly to the electronics department, loaded it with a 48-inch flat-screen TV and proceeded to leave the store.

When a store greeter asked to see his receipt, the subject said he had brought the TV in to return it, but had forgotten his receipt, so he was taking it back home. He left with the TV in an older red

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Alleged thief steals $4K diamond ring in East Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — An alleged diamond thief is on the run after taking an expensive ring from a jewelry store in East Memphis.

Memphis Police need your help identifying this man seen walking into Kay Jewelers at the Ridgeway Trace Shopping Center on Poplar Tuesday afternoon.

Photos courtesy of Memphis Police Department

He’s accused of running off with a $4,000 2-carat yellow gold ring similar to this one.

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Shoppers like Dedra Stegall-Harris said the crime is alarming and noticed the accused bling bandit chose to hide his face with a mask.

“You hide your face because you don’t want to get caught because you know you’re doing something you’re not supposed to do, but just the boldness of it is unbelievable,” Stegall-Harris said.

Police said the man went into the store expressing interest in a diamond ring, told the salesperson his name was James, and that he had a $3,000 budget. He then looked at the ring, grabbed it, and ran away.

The theft is startling news for potential customers Quentin and Slyvia Jones, who were eyeing a gift for a special occasion.

“That makes potential buyers like us if I want to see if they gone be extra cautious now. They not gone let me put my hand on it because they think I’m gone snatch it,” Slyvia said.

“No, it’s not worth it. You could hurt someone, hurt yourself, cause someone to lose their life, potentially lose your life,” Quentin said.

We did reach out to the parent company of Kay Jewelers, but they did not have a comment.

Police say if you know anything, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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Reynoldsburg police seek tips in suspected arson at barber shop-beauty salon in strip mall

A fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Thursday at Grooves Barber and Beauty Salon, 6533 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, shown in a past file photo.  The fire is being investigated by Reynoldsburg police as an arson.

A fire was reported around 3:45 a.m. Thursday at Grooves Barber and Beauty Salon, 6533 E. Livingston Ave., Reynoldsburg, shown in a past file photo. The fire is being investigated by Reynoldsburg police as an arson.

Reynoldsburg police are investigating a suspected arson fire Thursday morning at a barber shop and beauty salon.

Around 3:45 a.m. Thursday, fire crews were called to Grooves Barber and Beauty Salon, located at 6533 E. Livingston Ave., after a report of a fire there. The salon is located in the Blacklick Plaza strip mall, several storefronts down from a Reynoldsburg police substation.

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The front door of the business, which was glass, had been shattered prior to any response from police or fire. The shop was closed at the time and no one was injured in the blaze.

The fire is being investigated as an arson, police said.

According to the salon’s social media pages, the business also housed Aita’s African Braiding.

Anyone with information is asked to Reynoldsburg police at 614-866-6622.

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