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Enough of illegalities, says lawyer Kakay, about Dallagnol’s crimes
“It is something unbelievable, unfortunate, and that, coming out now, perplexes not only the national legal community, but the Brazilian society as a whole. There are no more possible misunderstandings. We need to react and believe that it is still possible to live in a Democratic Rule of Law, “says lawyer Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, Kakay, commenting on Lava Jato
247 – Lawyer Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, the Kakay, strongly condemned the abuses committed by Deltan Dallagnol in the Lava Jato. “What is most serious, almost humiliating, is to see this gentleman, certainly along with his minions, daring to rise up against the wives of Ministers of the Supreme. Those Ministers who had the courage to grant decisions guaranteeing constitutional law were not only persecuted in collusion, in cronyism with part of the media, as well as their wives were investigated in an absolutely criminal and shameful manner, “he wrote. Below is the full article:
“How long, Catilina, will you abuse our patience… do you not see that your conspiracy has been dominated by what you know? “
For more than three years I have been running the country denouncing the numerous abuses of the Lava Jato task force and the head of that task force, then judge Sérgio Moro, today Minister of Justice. At the time, there was relatively little echo to what I was saying because the press was contaminated. But it was interesting to note that, even with the expressive unconditional support of the press for the operation, wherever I was, my criticism was somehow heard and made people think about the enormous excesses and abuses committed by those who had then. unanimity of the country.
I always stressed, when I was criticizing, the great importance of Operation Lava Jato, an operation that uncovered a degree of corruption capillarity that neither of us could imagine, neither investigative journalism, nor the serious Federal Police, nor the worthy prosecutor, nor criminal law. However, as we worked from the first moment in Operation, we knew there were obvious excesses that were growing day by day: the excessive use of pre-trial detentions, the destruction of an important institute that is the award-winning, the misuse of the media to press the Judiciary, the spectacularization of the criminal process and the instrumentalization of part of the Federal Prosecutor and part of the Judiciary, commanded by this former judge who intended not the Supreme Court, but the Presidency of the Republic,
I recognize, however, that there is a huge difference between everything we knew to exist and the fact that we read and heard these excesses being crystallized, materialized. Today’s story from Folha de Sao Paulo and Intercept is shocking. It is the undisputed proof that this gentleman, who was the head of Operation Lava Jato, but who served another chief, the former judge in charge of the Operation, shamefully instrumentalized the power of the Public Prosecution Service. I imagine the reaction of almost all MP members, who are serious and working within constitutional limits, when faced with the fact that a prosecutor in the first instance explicitly coordinated an investigation against a minister of the Supreme Court,
What is most serious, almost humiliating, is to see this gentleman, certainly along with his minions, daring to rise up against the wives of Ministers of the Supreme. Those ministers who had the courage to grant decisions guaranteeing constitutional law were not only persecuted in collusion with the media, but their wives were investigated in an absolutely criminal and shameful manner.
More than ever, the Supreme Court ruling is appropriate when it has halted investigations that were used with the illegal, unconstitutional and abusive use of state agencies such as COAF, IRS, as it is now clear to those who do not. they wanted to see, without a doubt: prosecutors like the one now exposed used the COAF aggressively to pursue a personal persecution, a criminal pursuit based on the personal, political interest of a chief prosecutor in the task force. What is the task force? What’s your point? Why is there a “team” that is privileged in the press, in the internal financial division of the MP? Are some prosecutors anointed by a political project?
It is important to point out that what previously denounced, without factual proof, just by an analysis of what he knew, is now absolutely evident and is a criminal project. This task force acted violently, indiscriminately, and even inhumanly against the very high minister of the High Court, Minister Navarro, as soon as it granted favorable decisions to two companies that were investigated in Operation Lava Jato. What was glimpsed at the time is that this rotten part of the prosecution, now wide open by these recordings, put pressure on the judiciary to stop judges from being independent, to act on the judiciary, to coordinate the judiciary, to prevent the Constitution was, with the peace of mind that should be applied to judicial proceedings.
Likewise, today it is unquestionably shown that, 10 days after the decision of the President of the Supreme Court, who reasonably gave freedom to a former minister of the previous government, an internal determination to make a debauchery began. Minister Toffoli and his wife. That is inadmissible. There is no organized society that can withstand such nonsense, such folly.
Today, I imagine, even within the MP, the judiciary, the lawyers, the organized civil society, it will be difficult to find who allows this derision to continue with the Federal Constitution.
Sometimes it is necessary that we have access to the crudity of an exposed dialogue to understand the seriousness of what has been done with the Brazilian Republic. We, who are critical of the excesses, which are petitioned with arrogance in these operations, complemented by press conferences, where, without a doubt, the national media is used, not only to expose and weaken the citizen who It is being investigated with a view to a future denunciation, but also to pressure the Judiciary Power so that all coercive measures are granted, as well as to make heroes these then demigods who coordinated the Judiciary and the National Public Prosecutor.
We know that this was the result of a political project. Suffice it to see that the real Head of the Task Force, the one who coordinated Mr. Deltan, former Judge Sergio Moro, is now the Minister of Government whom he helped to elect, who was, in fact, the main electoral corporal in decreeing the arrest. of the main opponent to this demented president who today is exposed to ridicule and exposing to ridicule Brazil in front of the international forums.
I dare to draw the attention of the people, the Brazilian citizen, to the following fact: if this political group of the Public Prosecution Service and the Judiciary has the boldness to do what is being unequivocally explained with ministers of the Supreme Court, with the President Federal Supreme Court, what they will not do, and what they have not done, and what they are not doing with the Brazilian citizen, in order to achieve their political goals, their hidden goals.
Just put a stop to it, everything has a limit! The Attorney General’s Office must speak independently and remind those who dare to violate the Federal Constitution obscurely that we are still in a Democratic Rule of Law.
Perhaps the events of recent days, where the President’s innumerable verbal insanities almost made us fail to take seriously such an important institute in democracy as the Presidency of the Republic, perhaps these excesses seem to cloud the national reality. . It’s hard to be lucid in the country, it’s hard to believe in institutions when you have the top job in Brazil held by someone who ostensibly despises the Constitution, common sense, reason, decorum, and dignity.
But this cannot cause us to close our eyes to the need to preserve other institutions, such as the Federal Public Prosecutor, to whom we owe so much, such a serious institution composed certainly of 99% of Brazilian self-sacrifices who are dedicated to complying with the Constitution; and the judiciary, which cannot be hit by this obscene saga coordinated by judges of less intellectual value, and by prosecutors of the same suit. Let us expect a reaction to the extent of so many abuses.
Mr. Deltan’s politicization reaches such an extent that he calls for interference with the Attorney General and the Supreme Court to prevent a minister from the High Court, who was being quoted by the media as a nomination for minister. Supreme Court, were to be appointed. It’s a teratological thing!
Only in the head of a lower court prosecutor who considered himself a prosecutor for the excessive power he gained from the national media could he dare to try to prevent a ministerial name from being taken into consideration to be examined as minister of the Supreme. Especially since there was absolutely nothing against this minister, only that, in the knowledge of the car wash operation underworld, in the task force underworld, the whistleblowers and coordinators of the award-winning delegations, and the prosecutors who coordinated what mattered to the women. and what they wanted to filter into the collaborations. This is very serious!
These prosecutors had sovereign power over the judiciary, over the prosecution, and even over Brazil. They encouraged award-winning accusations against certain people, forced the whistleblowers to say the same name, conditioned the whistleblowers to speak of cyclane or beltrane so that the whistleblower agreement could advance.
What we were talking about 3 years ago of “hearing about” today is made clear in the revelations made by Intercept and the brave Brazilian journalists who have not bowed to the pressure of a press that is still subject to this group. This is very important! They were manipulating the names that would be submitted to the Federal Supreme Court at their pleasure. A denunciation that did not really exist; which, if it existed, was not homologated, but they already assumed the owners even of the indications to the Federal Supreme Court.
It is unbelievable, unfortunate, and that, now coming to light, perplexes not only the national legal community, but the Brazilian society as a whole. No more mischief is possible. We need to react and believe that it is still possible to live in a democratic rule of law.
Antonio Carlos de Almeida Castro, Kakay