Brazil president’s son misses meeting with prosecutors probing payments

The son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said on Thursday he would not immediately meet with prosecutors to explain suspicious payments handled by his former driver, an episode that has clouded his father’s first days in office.

Questions over the origin of the funds in the bank account of Fabricio Queiroz, who for years was a driver on former Rio state lawmaker and Senator-elect Flavio Bolsonaro’s payroll, have threatened to tarnish the reputation of the Bolsonaro family, whose members surged to power on a promise to end years of political corruption.

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