Paulo Bernardo

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Paulo Bernardo Silva
Paulo Bernardo Silva
Minister of Communications
In office
January 1, 2011 – December 31, 2014
President Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Nelson Macahdo
Succeeded by Ricardo Berzoini
Personal details
Born (1952-03-10) March 10, 1952 (age 65)
São Paulo, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Profession Banker, politician

Paulo Bernardo Silva (São Paulo, March 10, 1952) is a Brazilian politician who is a member of the Partido dos Trabalhadores (PT). He is the former Minister of Communications. Paulo Bernardo was arrested by the Federal Police charged of receiving bribery from the Federal Government loan program for retired workers. In June 29, 2016, Paulo Bernardo was released from jail as per a preliminary monocratic decision taken by the Brazilian Supreme Court Minister Dias Toffoli, who was, in the past, attorney of the Worker's Party (PT). His wife, Gleisi Hoffmann, is a Senator for Parana state. Hoffmann was accused of receiving R$ 1.000.000,00 of Petrobras dirty money in her campaign to the Senate in 2010. She is currently under investigation by the Supreme Court for that alleged crime.



  1. ^ "Ministers' profiles: Ministry of Communications – Paulo Bernardo" (Press release). Portal Brasil. 3 January 2011. Retrieved 27 August 2011.