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The Secret Policeman’s Ball | True Sambodian Crime

Source: UOL/DCM

One hundred and ninety four million and 900 thousand dollars. This, according to HSBC in Switzerland, was the balance of an account tied to a retired Brazilian judicial police official and private security company owner Miguel Gonçalves Pacheco e Oliveira between 2006 and 2007.

Despite maintaining this sum in the coffers of Geneva — where he figures as one of the ten wealthiest Brazilian account holders — Oliveira continued to take legal action in search of a more substantial pension.  In recent years, he has filed at least eight lawsuits seeking the review of his monthly income. He won some of these and is appealing those he lost. According to the transparency Web site of the state of S. Paulo, he receives a net sum of R$ 10,000 for services rendered to the state judicial police.

An analysis by UOL in partnership with the daily O Globo found Oliveira and another four public servants and public works contractors among the 8,667 SwissLeaks accounts. Among these are an official of the state judicial police of Rio de Janeiro, an engineer in the city Secretariat of Public Works, one a board member of the concession holder for the  Cabo Frio and the former director of the Rio subway, Opportrans.

All those named had denied having Swiss accounts or incurred in any other financial irregularity. Oliveira did not respond to questions posed during an interview.

In the course of his career, Miguel Oliveira was assistant deputy of Decap, an agency responsible for oversight of 93 police precincts in the São Paulo metro areas. As part of his job, he traveled to Miami and New York to gain experience in combatting organized crime.

In 1998, he made headlines for the first time, during a meticulous interview by Mario Cesar Carvalho, when asked about his assets and property, as well as for the fact that owned two private security companies: Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância and Nacional. The article described a

All those named had denied having Swiss accounts or incurred in any other financial irregularity. Oliveira did not respond to questions posed during an interview.

In the course of his career, Miguel Oliveira was assistant deputy of Decap, an agency responsible for oversight of 93 police precincts in the São Paulo metro areas. As part of his job, he traveled to Miami and New York to gain experience in combatting organized

within partnership with the daily O Globo found Oliveira and another four public servants and public works contractors among the 8,667 SwissLeaks accounts. Among these are an official of the state judicial police of Rio de Janeiro, an engineer in the city Swithecretariat of Public Works, one a board member of the concession holder for the  Cabo Frio and the former director of the Rio subway, Opportrans.

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In 1998, he made headlines for the first time, with a meticulous interview by Mario Cesar Carvalho, when asked about his assets and property, as well as for the fact that owned two private security companies: Vanguarda Segurança e Vigilância and Nacional. The article described a deluxe lifestyle, starting with an expensive apartment in Jardins and a black Volvo.

Along with his official duties and business interests, Oliveira also owned at least three brokerages: MGPO, which engaged in “the rental, leasing, development and incorporation of real property”; the Ibiuna Marina Golf Club, which built deluxe condominiums in Ibiúna (SP); and Esplanada Pinheiros Empreendimentos Imobiliários. In 2011, he moved into the cleaning service sector, founding a new company called Interativa Service.

Oliveira also has a large number of real properties registered to his name. In São Paulo he owns at least five, according to a survey conducted in city notary offices and the Junta Comercial (corporate registry.) One of his apartments is in the building of ex-Senator Marta Suplicy no Jardins and is the mailing address that appears on HSBC documents. The residence measures 633 square meters and includes five parking spaces. Twelve years ago, it cost him R$ 1.1 million.

The Folha de S. Paulo ran a story very similar to this in 1998, in which it noted that running private security companies on the side was, and is, not uncommon. They may be prone to breaking down into militias.

But this is not the policeman’s most visible property. In 2010, he informed the Junta Comercial of São Paulo of an address in the Swiss villa of Montagnola, near the Italian border. Oliveira lived there from 2010 and 2012.

Among other items on the policeman’s CV is the founding of the NGO SOS Itupararanga, of which he is the financial director. Created in 2000, in Ibiúna, its objective is to preserve the local dam and “assist in the sustainable development of the region.”SOS Itupararanga

According to a study of the HSBC documents, Oliveira appears in relation to two numbered accounts. The first was opened on November 10, 2005 and the second on November 29, 2005.

In 2006/2007, the two accounts were tied to three offshore corporations, which do not appear to be related to any other account holder at the bank. One is referred to as Hollowed [sic] Turf; it has addresses in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the British Virgin Isles and the Sychelles, in connection with a certain Hallowed Ground and a Springside Corporation.

Along with his official duties and business interests, Oliveira also owned at least three brokerages: MGPO, which engaged in “the rental, leasing, development and incorporation of real property”; the Ibiuna Marina Golf Club, which built deluxe condominiums in Ibiúna (SP); and Esplanada Pinheiros Empreendimentos Imobiliários. In 2011, he moved into the cleaning service sector, founding a new company called Interativa Service.

Oliveira also has a large number of real properties registered to his name. In São Paulo he owns at least five, according to a survey conducted in city notary offices and the Junta Comercial (corporate registry.) One of his apartments is in the building of ex-Senator Marta Suplicy no Jardins and is the address that appears on HSBC documents. The residence measures 633 square meters and includes five parking spaces. Twelve years ago, it cost him R$ 1.1 million.

But this is not the policeman’s most ostentatious property. In 2010, he informed the Junta Comercial of São Paulo of an address in the Swiss villa of Montagnola, near the Italian border. Oliveira lived there from 2010 and 2012.

Among other items on the policeman’s CV is the founding of the NGO SOS Itupararanga, of which he is the financial director. Created in 2000, in Ibiúna, its objective is to preserve the local dam and “assist in the sustainable development of the region.”

According to a study of the HSBC documents, Oliveira appears in relation to two numbered accounts. The first was opened on November 10, 2005 and the second on November 29, 2005.

In 2006/2007, the two accounts were tied to three offshore corporations, which do not appear to be related to any other account holder at the bank. One is referred to as Hollowed [sic] Turf; it has addresses in Switzerland, Liechtenstein, the British Virgin Isles and the Sychelles, in connection with a certain Hallowed Ground and a Springside Corporation.

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