The Republican Attorney General, Augusto Aras, informed the Supreme Court (STF) on Monday (18) that Federal Prosecutors in all states received 972 financial intelligence reports sent spontaneously by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). , former Coaf (Financial Activity Control Board).
Aras responded to part of the information requested on Saturday by Minister Dias Toffoli, president of the Supreme Court, about sharing sensitive data between the FIU and the Federal Prosecutors.
According to prosecutors, the MPF never ordered a Financial Intelligence Report (RIF) from intelligence agencies – only asking for additional information or clarification.
Aras also stated that the communication received did not include a complete financial statement and rejected the possibility of "misbehaving" in the movement of taxpayers from taxpayers.
The President of the Supreme Court, Minister Dias Toffoli, ordered the Central Bank to send reports produced in the past three years by the former Coaf, gaining access to confidential data from 600,000 taxpayers and companies. The action caused controversy and, on Friday (15), Aras requested that the decision be revoked. Toffoli denied and asked for additional information.
Toffoli ordered PGR to provide data on how many and which agency members received reports from tax intelligence, how many reports were received spontaneously, and how many were requested.
According to information released by PGR, the agency informed Agung that, over the past three years, the Federal Public Prosecutor had received 972 financial intelligence reports, all of which were sent spontaneously by FIU, of which 362 were received in 2017; 339 received in 2018 and 271 this year.
PGR stated that the documents sent to Toffoli made it clear that FIU communications did not include complete customer financial transaction reports, but only provided data on situations that were considered unusual or suspicious and which involved indications of resources arising from illegal activities. .
"It is technically impossible for agencies to do any form of 'naughty' in other people's bank transactions, even because they don't even have access to this information," Aras said in the document.
Aras also said, according to the MPF, that reports were sent to agents "always automatically, by safe electronic means and using encrypted communication channels".
And when registered in the system itself, they are classified as confidential, so that only the prosecutor responsible for the case has access to information.
The prosecutor also stated that "the activity of exchanging information between the FIU and the authorities does not permit the expansion or direction of arbitrary financial information, but only the correction of material errors".
Regarding who received the information, Aras informed that each MP had a registered prosecutor, but that, when the MPF had autonomy in the states, it would depend on intelligence agents to tell who received the report.
How information is received
According to the prosecutor, MPF members who have access to data must fill out, sign and submit their own forms to the FIU before having access to any information.
Aras said the MPF did not ask for information from the Financial Intelligence Unit, only to receive it. And even when it comes to exchanging information, the use of the phrase "RIF on demand" is not a special report. "On the contrary: 'This continues to be the performance that is ex officio performed' by the Financial Intelligence Unit," he said.
On the regularity of the performance of members of the Federal Public Prosecution Office in procedures that rely on intelligence reports and tax representatives prepared by the IRS, the public lawyer claims to have requested information from the MPF Internal Affairs Office.
Aras also stated that MPF followed the current law and complied with Recommendation 29 of the International Financial Action Task Force (Gafi) regarding the need for data protection.
"The Federal Prosecution Service complies with the current rules regarding the security and confidentiality of information received, ensuring that access to its facilities and information, including information technology systems, is limited," he said.