ANEEL: PF investigates receipt of bribes

On the morning of last Friday (22), the Federal Police (PF) served two search and seizure warrants related to Operation Electron in Brasilia. They found an alleged receipt of bribes between 2010 and 2013 by a former director of the National Electric Energy Agency (ANEEL), whose name was not disclosed.

Operation Electron is supported by the Comptroller General of the Union (CGU) and began in 2016. In addition to dubious reports, research pointed out that after leaving ANEEL, the former director was appointed director of thirteen energy companies and opened a consulting firm in the area.

From that moment on, he and his new firm began to receive in your bank accounts several transfers and deposits of companies in the electricity sector, which would have benefited from ANEEL’s decisions. Between 2014 and 2015, there was an increase of approximately 300% compared to the from 2011 to 2013, in the accounts amounts linked to the former director and his company and part of the deposits also do not appear in the income tax return of the two years.

ANEEL claimed in an official statement that “it always seeks to robust its control mechanisms and has a transparent decision-making process and aligned with the world’s best regulatory practices” and which is willingness to cooperate and provide all necessary clarifications to the Investigations.

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