CPI of Sports Betting awaits Arthur Lira's decision to start work
Photo: Zeca Ribeiro / Câmara dos Deputados

The president of the Chamber of Deputies, Arthur Lira (PP-AL) announced the installation of the CPI of Sports Betting, that is, a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry destined to investigate cases of match-fixing in Brazilian football, on April 26th.

So far, Lira has not continued the work aimed at creating the collegiate body. The idea of ​​creating a Sports Betting CPI came from Felipe Carreras (PSB-PE) earlier this month. On April 26, with the minimum number of signatures required, the CPI was formalized by the President of the Chamber in the plenary of the House.

CPI of Sports Betting will have 34 members and 34 substitutes.

According to information from the Itatiaia website, the article is still waiting for Arthur Lira’s dispatch so that the parties can start nominating the parliamentarians who will be part of the Commission.

According to a request signed by Felipe Carreras, the purpose of the CPI of Sports Betting is “to investigate match-fixing schemes in professional football matches in Brazil”.

The issue gained even more relevance after the discovery of the involvement of Serie A players in the Brazilian Championship in a match-fixing scheme. The commission will be composed of 34 deputies and 34 substitutes.

Operation Maximum Penalty

The investigation is being carried out by the Public Ministry of Goiás (MP-GO), which has been promoting Operation Maximum Penalty. This Wednesday, the 10th, the Minister of Justice and Public Security, Flávio Dino, asked for the opening of an investigation by the Federal Police to investigate the manipulation of results in sports competitions.

“I am determining today that an Inquiry be opened at the Federal Police for the legally applicable investigations”, said the minister. Some football clubs, in turn, decided to remove athletes who would be under investigation.

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) sent a letter to the Ministry of Justice and Public Security related to recent information on the manipulation of results in football, assuring that it has taken measures to curb and punish the practice of such illicit acts.