Assembly hides public documents

March 16th, 2010 | Although the role of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Paraná is essential and confers transparency to the public power, the legislature treats its documents in an obscure way. Besides keeping all files under lock and key (no copies can be found for consultation at library of the House), the Assembly created a new way to publicize its procedures: using single page daily files. Continue reading

From Bolsa Família to super salary

March 16th, 2010 | Beneficiaries of the social program created by the Brazilian government for low-incomers, mother and daughter “received” BRL 1.6 mi from the Legislative Assembly of the State of Parana in the course of five years. The problem is: they never got a single penny. Continue reading

“The dictatorship was more transparent than this”

March 16th, 2010 | Head of the House Recording & Filing Department admits deliberate intention to hide the daily files. Continue reading

General Director commands influence net

March 17th, 2010 | In today story you will know who is the man who controls the Assembly and has created a net of employees who live in other states. Continue reading

Legislative pays super salaries

March 18th, 2010 | Between 2004 and 2009, Assembly deposited in several bank account quantities higher than the maximum value allowed for government employees. Continue reading

Public Ministry speaks about the case

March 18th, 2010 | Procurator says that could go to Justice to assures the evidences preservation and the denunciation collection against the Legislative Assembly Continue reading

General Director requests his own dismissal

March 19th, 2010 | After the exposure by the Gazeta do Povo and RPCTV, Abib Miguel asked to leave temporary of the general direction of the House. Nelson Justus accepts the solicitation. Continue reading

Assembly’s “transparency list” is fake

March 19, 2010 | At least 36 people received payments from the Assembly last year, but none of them are at the workers House list indeed. This number could be bigger and get to 607. Continue reading

House full of people

March 20th, 2010 | How is possible 125 employees work in a space of approximately 200 square meters? Continue reading

“Until the White House publishes the employers’ placement”

March 20th, 2010 | To talk about the accusations involving the Legislative Assembly we have invited the President of NGO Opened Accounts, Gil Castelo Branco. Opened Accounts is a national insitution from civil society that follows, checks and contributes so budgets and public expenses are more transparent. Continue reading

Assembly enacted 2,178 secret acts

March 21st, 2010 | Thousands of decisions made by the Legislature from January 2006 to March 2009 could not be found in any official Assembly daily file. No records could be found in the single daily files consulted by Gazeta do Povo either. Today you’ll know a bit of the backstage of this work and and also about how you can participate too. Continue reading

Employees-candidates, scheme for Political Jobs

March 21st, 2010 | For each of the 54 State Representatives in Parana, there are 10 politicians hired after losing the elections. 163 are in this situation in the Legislative Assembly. Continue reading

“My relation with the Assembly is my bank account”

March 21st, 2010 | Inside the Legislative Assembly of the State of Parana there is a scam that siphons public funds through the salaries of ghost employees. In exchange of a little benefit, some people accept to receive salaries without working to earn them, and transfer the funds to the State Representatives that hired them. A lady, who works for the House and whose identity she asked not to be disclosed, reveals how the embezzlement happens. Continue reading

The curious ghost employees

March 21st, 2010 | The retired Navy Captain Carlos Eugênio Maurmann Cardoso has lived with his wife and daughter in Balneário Camboriú, in the coast of the State of Santa Catarina, since 2002. Even still he managed to get a job in 2003 in the Legislative Assembly in the State of Parana – his name was in payroll until March 2009. Continue reading

Law house employs two new officials everyday

March 22nd, 2010 | In three years, 1.8 thousand people got hired in the Assembly, two per day. Even though there are resignations, the balance is positive with 762 workers, or 31% of the personnel. Continue reading

Students protest to ask for investigations

March 22nd, 2010 | Student movement will do a manifestation against the Assembly corruption. Continue reading

All the Secret Diaries’ database is now on Internet

March 23rd, 2010 | Gazeta do Povo and RPCTV created a special website that has a great search system which will make possible to the reader to check the data of the diaries analyzed by the reporters. Continue reading

Prosecutor says that Public Ministry is apathetic

March 26th, 2010 | The invitation from the Legislative Assembly President, Nelson Justus, in order to request the prosecutors to participate of the internal inquest, created to investigate denunciations of irregularities in the house, provoked a negative reaction inside Public Ministry. Continue reading

Legislative employs a dead man

April 7th, 2010 | A Legisative Assembly’s employee, despite of the fact he was dead, was hired for three years. Now his family wants to know where all the deceased’s money is.
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President keeps net of relatives and political allies

April 13rd, 2010 | On today’s news about the Secret Diaries of the Legislative Assembly you will see another employee’s network that was build up by one of the Assessors of the house’s President, Nelson Justus. There are some employees who do not even know what they are doing there. Continue reading

Students occupy the Assembly building

April 14th, 2010 | Students and social movements members went to the streets today in Curitiba requesting a severe investigation on the Legislative Assembly denunciations. Continue reading

The time machine

April 19th, 2010 | The Legislative Assembly decided to exonerate many employees. Resignations which are published in Official Diaries from April. RPC-TV and Gazeta do Povo newspaper had access to these documents but there is a detail in the Acts of the officers: the dates of the exonerations. Of all the employees that were cited on the reports of the Secret Diaries Series at least 16 came aboard the time machine from the State Legislative. Continue reading

Ex-General Director is arrested

April 25th, 2010 | Irregularities at Assembly arrest 10 for prison. Ex-strong man of Assembly, Abib Miguel had document’s crusher machine at home. Claudio Marques was detained with R$ 200 mil and six guns. Continue reading

The way of the embezzled money

April 26th, 2010 | João Leal, a relative, is an Assembly employee at the General Board, the sector which was, until recently, commanded by Abib Miguel. Nair is João’s daughter-in-law and Maria José is his mother-in-law. They may have taken responsibility for delivering to him personal documents and for receiving, from his hands, an allowance of 150 Reais (US$ 95). But in bank accounts in their names the Assembly deposited R$ 1 million (US$ 600.000) between 2004 and 2009. It is still unclear who took all this money. Continue reading

Public Ministry invades the Assembly looking for documents

May 9th, 2010 | Gaeco arrests nine more and makes inquest at Assembly. Prosecutors and police officers passed the morning getting documents at legislative headquarters; ex administrative director, José Nassif, returns to prison. Continue reading

Canvassers are paid with public funds

May 10th, 2010 | Let us talk about the Political Agents in the Legislative Assembly. In election years many of them start to work with canvassers, become campaign for from the deputies, but continue to be paid with public money, which could not happen. Continue reading

Thirty thousand people protest against corruption

June 9th, 2010 | Thousands of Paraná’s people went out to Curitiba streets and 15 interior cities to protest against Assembly’s corruption and ask more transparency in the state public power. Continue reading

Secret Diaries conquers the Esso award

November 19th, 2010 | We started the Paraná TV today with a story that is a victory for citizenship. The Secret Diaries series of reports, the RPC-TV and the Gazeta do Povo newspaper, which denounced the scheme of embezzlement of more than 100 million Reais (US$ 64 million) from the State Assembly here, just won the biggest prize of the Brazilian journalism. This recognition is not the exclusive merit of journalists, but of each Parana citizen who were outraged at the allegations, all of us who want an uncorrupted Paraná. Continue reading

One hundred policeman take over the Assembly

February 2nd, 2011 | This Wednesday started with scenes that will surely go down in history of Parana. At dawn, just hours after the inauguration of new Deputies, the Military Police took over the building of the Legislative Assembly. It was a request from the new Assembly President. The Military Police went there in order to security men could be taken out. Our reporters followed everything exclusively. The decision to put police officers to take over the Assembly came after the new president, Mr. Valdir Rossoni, was threatened. Immediately after inauguration, he announced several measures as the resignation of all directors and an audit of the accounts. Continue reading

Espionage equipament was found in the Assembly building

February 5th, 2011 | Espionage at the Legilative Assembly. Experts found out today clandestine wiretapping devices installed in the President’s and First Secretary’s cabinets. Continue reading