The quarantine removed the jeweler Antonio Bernardo the role of teacher in a jewelry course – and he is missing. “It was being a wonderful experience,” he says. Antonio, 73, did not plan to enter the teaching business.
The course is part of the mandatory provision of social services for two years at the Instituto Saúde Criança Renascer, in Botafogo, which together with a fine of R $ 10 million (which has been paid in installments) make up the penalty for involving your jewelry in the scheme corruption and money laundering by ex-governor Sergio Cabral.
About to finish serving the punishment, initiated in 2018, after closing a plea bargain, he prepares for the resumption of classes, now in virtual version, and plans to continue teaching while, in parallel, prepares his eldest daughter, Barbara, 35 years old, to take charge of the company. It was her idea to launch a line of more delicate jewelry, a sales success in the brand’s e-commerce. “Barbara is very talented and creative”, the father-teacher melts.
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