This is not true and this case has already been well understood, including by the airline company. Accusing Cyrus of this was a binge of opportunism! Follow:
Understand the context that originated the lie:
The case of the Farra de Passagem started on 2009, when the Public Prosecutor indicted 443 politicians, among them Ciro Gomes, for indications of misuse of the parliamentary quota. On May 2 of the same year, Ciro was a deputy and together with his mother, Maria José Gomes, would embark on the same flight to New York when, at the time the tickets were issued, the company's store in Fortaleza inadvertently credit documents, issuing the passages of Ciro Gomes with private credits and the Maria José Gomes tickets with credit documents originating from the parliamentary quota. TAM, the company responsible for issuing the tickets, issued an official note admitting responsibility for this error.
Why spread this false news?
Therefore, the involvement of Ciro Gomes in the case is a great misunderstanding, already clarified. On 2016, seven years later, the subject returned to the news, and even after the clarification given by TAM, they still irresponsibly mention the name of Cyrus as involved, making it clear that this is another failed attempt to demoralize him to the population. In the two moments when the false accusation appears we find the reason for spreading the lie: in March of 2009 Ciro appeared in first or second place in the presidential race, depending on the scenario and, in 2016, ran Brazil denouncing the coup and was already emerging as a possible candidate for the Plateau in 2018.
Other clues that support the real fact:
As the note issued by the Ciro Gomes adviser highlights, in addition to the airline already having clarified all the confusion surrounding its name, Ciro saved more than R $ 200 thousand reais of the funds of passage of his office. Ciro has had more than 38 years of public life and has never responded to any investigation for corruption or embezzlement of public money, besides, he was mayor of Fortaleza, Governor of Ceará, minister of Finance and federal deputy, giving up every time to receive life annuities for the positions he held.
See the full note of Ciro Gomes's release on 2016:
"The advice of Ciro Gomes informs that he is unaware of the current complaint by the Public Prosecutor's Office, but says that in 2009 Ciro clarified that he never used the money from the Chamber of Deputies to pay for plane tickets to anyone other than himself and only for travel by the House. At the time that such a complaint was highlighted by the press, the airline TAM made a clarification and public apology for having made a mistake in the issuance of tickets. It causes indignation that even with the clarifications made by both Ciro and the airline that made the mistake, the Public Prosecutor include his name in his complaint.
It is noteworthy that during the four years as a federal deputy, Ciro Gomes saved the public coffers more than R $ 200 000 reais from the money of his cabinet, which he returned to the treasury of the Federal Government.
Ciro has more than 36 years of public life and has never responded to any inquiry for corruption or embezzlement of public money. Ciro, who was once mayor of Fortaleza, Governor of Ceará, minister of the Republic and federal deputy, gave up every time to receive retirement annuities for the positions he held.
We refer below the TAM note disclosed on day 18/5/2009:
TAM clarifies that there was an inversion between the personal credit documents of the family of the federal deputy Ciro Gomes and those issued with resources from his parliamentary quota of tickets. The deputy and his mother, Maria José Gomes, would board the same flight, on the same date, to New York. At the time the tickets were issued, the company's store in Fortaleza inadvertently changed credit documents, issuing Ciro Gomes' tickets with private family credits and Maria José Gomes tickets with credit documents from the parliamentary quota.
TAM, in order to clarify the fact and guarantee the integrity of the information provided, informs that it will send a letter to the Federal Public Prosecutor's Office - an authority that requested information from the company regarding the tickets issued using the federal deputies' parliamentary quota - with due explanations .