A woman suspected of painting the statue of Justice, which is located at the entrance of the Federal Supreme Court, was also arrested.
A man who stole a ball signed by Neymar during the assault on the headquarters of the three powers on January 8 in Brasilia was arrested in Sorocaba, in the interior of the state of Sao Paulo, as part of the ‘Operation Lesa Patria’ of Federal Police.
The ball, according to G1disappeared during the invasion of the National Congress and was found on January 28, when Nelson Ribeiro Fonseca, 31, contacted the Police to explain that he had it in his possession and did not know what to do with it.
Fonseca said that found the ball by chance in the street and that he picked it up with the intention of returning it, but because of the riots he was unable to do so.
The ball was a gift from the El Santos team to the deputy and former president of the Chamber of Deputies Marco Maia, in April 2012, on the occasion of the club’s centenary.
In the operation that the Police launched this Friday throughout the country, with 46 search and arrest warrants and 32 prison terms, a woman was also arrested, identified as Débora Santos, suspected of painting the statue of Justice, which is located at the entrance of the Federal Supreme Court (STF).
The proceedings also included the arrest of a man, identified as Fábio Alexandre de Oliveira, who appeared on social networks during the attack while sitting in the chair in the office of magistrate Alexandre de Moraes.
This is the eighth phase of the Lesa Patria operation and is considered the largest since the acts began to be investigated.
The operation takes place after on Wednesday, Judge Alexandre de Moraes, of the STF, ordered the release of another 129 people who were detained for their alleged involvement in the assault.
One week after Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva came to power, thousands of supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro destroyed the iconic headquarters of the three powers –Planalto Palace, the National Congress and the Federal Supreme Court (STF)–, in the biggest attack against democracy since the end of the dictatorship in Brazil.
On January 9, one day after the assault, the Federal Police arrested 2,151 people who participated in the events and who were part of the camp organized to protest the victory of the leftist.
Currently, of that group of detainees, 294 people remain in prison, including 86 women and 208 men.
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