Brazil: Lula’s son’s defense requests annulment and removal of Lava Jato Curitiba case

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Lula’s son’s defense requests annulment and removal of Lava Jato Curitiba case

Lawyers for Fábio Luís Lula da Silva, son of former president Lula, asked on Friday (13) that the investigation of the 69th phase of the Lava Jato be withdrawn from Curitiba. According to the defense, the case has already been subject to criminal investigation in São Paulo and was filed by the MPF in the state for lack of evidence.

Lula and Fábio Luís Lula da Silva
Lula and Fábio Luís Lula da Silva (Photo: Reproduction)
 

247 – The defense of Fábio Luís Lula da Silva, son of former President Lula, asked this Friday (13) to the Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region to withdraw the investigation of the 69th phase of the Lava Jato of Curitiba’s federal court and annul the court decision that decreed it, informs Folha de S.Paulo .

In their request to Judge João Pedro Gebran Neto, the lawyers argue that “the case has already been subjected to criminal investigation in São Paulo by order of the Superior Court of Justice. The inquiry was then filed by the Federal Public Prosecution Service in the state for lack of evidence. They claim that any further investigation on the subject can only be done in the same place, “the report says.

They also state that “there is nothing in the 69th phase of Operation Lava Jato that points to any trace of fraud or embezzlement at Petrobras.”

“The jurisdiction of the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba is restricted to illicit cases involving Petrobras, while the 69th Lava Jato Phase clearly investigates alleged illicit acts involving the telecommunications sector, with no relation to oil and gas,” he says. the defense.

Brazil: Lava Jato has no evidence of corruption against Lulinha, admits prosecutor

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Lava Jato has no evidence of corruption against Lulinha, admits prosecutor

“We have to wait for the results of the search, this research can mature in this respect,” says Roberson Pozzobon to Globo, who published an analysis text about the operation against Lula’s son in which he says, “So far, there is no document that prove the thesis “

 

247 – As in the investigations and accusations made against former President Lula, the Lava Jato task force also has no evidence against the petista’s son, Fabio Luis Lula da Silva, known as Lulinha, who is the target of a phase of the operation. triggered this Tuesday 10.

“We have to wait for the results of the search, this investigation to mature in this respect,” said Prosecutor Roberson Pozzobon, who was known to say during the presentation of Deltan Dallagnol’s Power Point on the triplex charge that the task force he had no evidence yet, but convictions that Lula was running a major corruption scheme.

“The PF and MPF maintain that payments may be related to the executive action of President Lula that allowed the merger of Oi with Brasil Telecom. So far, there is no document to prove the thesis,” says Globo, in an analytical test. about Wednesday’s operation, signed by Thiago Herdy. “Obtaining this evidence is currently the biggest challenge of research,” he adds.

The highlight for the lack of evidence was noted by GGN newspaper, journalist Luis Nassif , who explains the case:

Since Monday (10), prosecutors in Curitiba have sold in the mainstream media – which even after the Intercept Brazil dossier, follows without any critical sense regarding the Lava Jato – the narrative that Oi’s business with Gamecorp group, from Squid and partners, need to be investigated.

The task force claims that it is possible that some money paid by Oi to the company linked to Lula, Suassuna and Bittar, was used to buy the Atibaia site.

The hypothesis is all that Lava Jato has at the moment. It was out of the realm of imagination that they launched a blatant police operation with more than 40 search and seizure warrants, hoping to find something to prove them right.

Brazil: Majority considers fair release of Lula, says Datafolha

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Majority considers fair release of Lula, says Datafolha

According to a survey by the Datafolha Institute, 54% of respondents approve the release of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, after a ruling by the Supreme Court against arrest after co-ordination in the second instance.

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247 – For the majority of the population it was fair to release President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who served 580 days as a political prisoner for Lava Jato. This is what the latest Datafolha survey points to. 

According to the survey, 54% of respondents believe that Lula’s release was fair, compared to 42% who consider it unfair. They said they did not know 5% of respondents.   

The survey polled 2,948 people between December 5 and 6 in 176 municipalities across the country. The margin of error is plus or minus two percentage points.    

The former president won freedom after the Supreme Court ruling that changed the court’s old understanding and found unconstitutional the arrest of convicted defendants who still have pending appeals in higher courts, as is the case of Lula – indicates report by Felipe Bächtold in Folha from S. Paulo. .

Brazil: MP opens investigation against Lava Jato prosecutor accused of receiving bribes

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MP opens investigation against Lava Jato prosecutor accused of receiving bribes

The Federal Prosecutor’s Office opened an investigation to investigate fees paid to attorney Januário Paludo, a member of the Operation Lava Jato task force. A former member of the Lava Jato, Pauldo is appointed adviser to prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, the task force’s coordinator, and close to former judge Sergio Moro, now justice minister of Jair Bolsonaro’s far-right government.

Carlos Fernando Lima, Deltan Dallagnol and Januário Paludo
Carlos Fernando Lima, Deltan Dallagnol and Januário Paludo (Photo: Press Release)
 

247 – Investigation into the payment of fees to the Prosecutor of Operation Lava Jato, Januário Paludo, is already underway. 

The investigation began with an October Federal Police report on messages exchanged between moneymaker Dario Messer and his girlfriend. 

The messages mention that a bribe was paid to prosecutor Paludo to protect the money changer. The PF report was sent to the PGR (Attorney General’s Office) for action. Members of the agency rated the case as very serious.   

The Federal Public Prosecution Service established an inquiry to investigate the same suspicions from an ethical and disciplinary point of view.   

Dario Messer, known as “the money changer”, is one of those who should be heard in the criminal investigation in the STJ. Other names that accuse Lava Jato of practicing deviations may also be called to testify, such as attorney Rodrigo Tacla Duran, according to the report by journalist Reynaldo Turollo Jr. of Folha de S.Paulo.  

In conversations obtained by the PF, money changer Messer tells his girlfriend that one of the prosecution witnesses against him would have a meeting with Paludo, and adds: ”  

For the PF, according to the UOL report, the “boys” mentioned by Messer are Claudio Fernando Barbosa de Souza, Tony, and Vinicius Claret Vieira Barreto, the Juca, suspected of acting with the money launderer in operations. money investigated by Lava Jato do Rio.  

Paludo has been in Operation Lava Jato in Curitiba since its inception in 2014. He is appointed adviser to Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, task force coordinator, and close to former Judge Sergio Moro, now the justice minister of the extreme government. right of Jair Bolsonaro.

Brazil: Congresswoman Joice Hasselmann to Denounce Bolsonaro Digital Militias

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With Power Point, Joice Hasselmann to Denounce Bolsonaro Digital Militias

Inspired by the same method with which Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, responsible for Operation Lava Jato, accused Lula in 2017, Congresswoman Joice Hasselmann will make a power point presentation to denounce the digital militias in the service of the Bolsonaro clan.

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247 – Federal Representative Joice Hasselmann (PSL-SP) is preparing a PowerPoint to detail allegations about digital militia cells operating on the Internet to spread lying information against Jair Bolsonaro’s disaffected people.  

The presentation should take place during the testimony of the MP on Wednesday (20) at CPMI of fake news.  

Each cell will be represented on an organization chart with the picture of its leader in the center — and from it, its ramifications. 

The illustration is inspired by PowerPoint that Deltan Dallagnol wrote to accuse Lula of being head of a criminal organization in 2017, according to journalist Monica Bergamo in her column in Folha de S.Paulo.  

Two of the main figures of the presentation will be the sons of Jair Bolsonaro: Councilman Carlos and Deputy Eduardo.   

Joice Hasselmann is yet to list office staff she would receive to feed social media with what she says are fake news.  

Joice, a right-wing deputy who was once one of Jair Bolsonaro’s top allies, including holding the position of government leader in Congress, will urge CPMI to break the secrecy of more than 1,000 pages that would spread lying or manipulated news on social networks.

Brazil: Fachin denies appeal that could annul Lava Jato proceedings

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Fachin denies appeal that could annul Lava Jato proceedings

Rapporteur of the case in the Federal Supreme Court, Minister Edson Fachin voted against the appeal dealing with the order of the defendants’ final allegations in a lawsuit and could affect one of former President Lula’s rulings. The session was concluded after Fachin’s vote

247 – Rapporteur of the case in the Supreme Court, Minister Edson Fachin voted against the appeal dealing with the order of the defendants’ final allegations in a case and may affect one of former President Lula’s rulings. The session was concluded after Fachin’s vote.

After the vote, which lasted three hours and took the whole session, the trial was suspended and the session adjourned. In the afternoon of tomorrow (26), the collegiate resumes the analysis of the case with the vote of the minister Alexandre de Moraes.

The trial discusses the order of submission of the final allegations by collaborating and non-collaborating defendants in criminal proceedings and has the power to overturn judgments of the Lava Jato operation, including that of former judge Sérgio Moro who has held in custody for over a year. former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

In his explanation, Fachin argued that one would be facing a debate that does not concern a question between prosecution and defense, but between defense and defense. “Would there be illegality or abuse of power by failing to comply with an express legal rule that does not exist?” 

“The procedural law differentiates the moments of the MP and the defense. It does not distinguish, however, the moment of participation between the defenses due to the possible collaborative posture on the part of one of the parties. prosecution, “he said.

“The order of submission of final allegations by prosecution and defense is to establish a minimum of balance of force. Parity of arms. But this logic does not transfer mechanically to the winning collaboration. Delation must be analyzed to see whether or not it is efficient,” concluded the minister.

Brazil: Lava Jato spares Odebrecht owners and executives to plead

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Lava Jato spares Odebrecht owners and executives to plead

The new chapter of Vaza Jato reveals that contractor Odebrecht’s owner Emilio was spared tougher measures, such as the obligation to relinquish control, so that prosecutors could strike award-winning deal deals with company executives. At another controversial point, the company was allowed to pay the fines of its award-winning whistle blowers.

Emilio Odebrecht to Leave Odebrecht Board Early
Emilio Odebrecht to Leave Odebrecht Board Early

247 – The new chapter of Vaza Jato, brought by journalists Ricardo Balthazar and Paula Bianchi, in a report published in Folha, reveals behind-the-scenes negotiations about Odebrecht’s award-winning accusation. “Prosecutors of Operation Lava Jato spared Odebrecht and its top executives from drastic measures contemplated during negotiations on the billion-dollar deal that ensured the company’s cooperation with investigations starting in 2016,” the report said.

“Investigators also discussed the possibility of preventing Odebrecht from paying whistle blowers’ lawyers and being liable for fines imposed on executives to prevent them from preserving their accumulated assets when they were involved in corruption at the company,” reporters note. According to them, the prosecutors set aside these measures as the negotiations progressed, so as not to derail the deal with Odebrecht, which was one of the largest business groups in the country and went into crisis when it was hit by the Lava Jato. “

In June 2016, Deltan and two other attorneys suggested to colleagues that the company be prevented from taking the fines. “Executives must afford it, in my opinion,” he said on Telegram. He proposed that the company be punished for terminating the deal if it paid executive penalties. However, the second option prevailed: the company paid the fines of its awarded whistle blowers.

Brazil: Senate goes to STF against Lava Jato and can isolate Barroso in supreme court

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Senate goes to STF against Lava Jato and can isolate Barroso in supreme court

Senate President David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) complained that the Lava Jato operation, authorized by Supreme Minister Luis Roberto Barroso, did not have the consent of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR), recalls journalist Esmael Morais . Barroso is friends with prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, who is “hurt” by Vaza Jato reports

Senate President, Senator David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), granted interview.
Senate President, Senator David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), gives interview. \ R \ rPhoto: Marcos Brandà £  £ o / Federal Senate (Photo: Marcos Brandão / Federal Senate)

By Esmael Morais, in his blog – In Brasilia, k-juice will boil even more. Senate President David Alcolumbre (DEM-AP) has announced that he will go to the Supreme Court (STF) against intimidation of the House.

Alcolumbre referred to the action of the Federal Police, this Thursday (19), in the office of Senator Fernando Bezerra Coelho (MDB-PE), leader of the government.

The Senate president complained that the Lava Jato operation, authorized by Supreme Minister Luis Roberto Barroso, did not have the consent of the Attorney General’s Office (PGR).

Barroso is friends with prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol, the task force’s coordinator in Curitiba, who is “hurt” by Vaza Jato reports.

Davi Alcolumbre sees the PF operation as ‘serious’ and ‘drastic interference’ because the reasons alleged in the court ruling would be between 2012 and 2014, so there is no justification for the search and seizure that took place today in the Senate. That is, by the time lapse, it would have given Bezerra Coelho time to conceal supposed evidence more than a million times.

“The determination of search and seizure also has the potential to reach the executive branch, as it was also held in the parliamentary cabinet for the Senate Federal Government Leader,” says a statement issued by the Senate president.

Senator Bezerra, in turn, said he was the victim of political persecution of Minister Sergio Moro. According to the government leader, his position in defense of fundamental guarantees bothers the former Lava Jato judge.

Lava Jato repeats unreasonable accusations, says Lula’s defense about new complaint

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Lava Jato repeats unreasonable accusations, says Lula’s defense about new complaint

Former president and his brother Frei Chico were denounced by the Lava Jato de Sao Paulo task force for continued passive corruption. According to MPF, Frei Chico received “allowance” from Odebrecht between 2003 and 2015 in exchange for benefits obtained by the company from the government. “Lula has never offered the Odebrech Group any ‘improper advantage package’, so much so that the complaint does not describe, much less prove any illegal act by the former president. their family members, “said his lawyer, Cristiano Zanin Martins

247 – Former President Lula’s defense called “new accusations” the new complaint made by the Lava Jato task force in Sao Paulo against the former president and his brother Frei Chico. Both were reported for the crime of continued passive corruption. 

According to the MPF, Frei Chico received “allowance” from Odebrecht from R $ 3 to R $ 5,000 between 2003 and 2015 as “part of a package of improper advantages offered to Lula, in exchange for the various benefits obtained by Odebrecht from the federal government”.

“Lula has never offered the Odebrech Group any ‘improper advantage package’, so much so that the complaint does not describe, much less prove any illegal act by the former president. [He] also never claimed any improper advantage for himself or any of relatives, “said Lula’s lawyer, Cristiano Zanin Martins.

Frei Chico’s defense, represented by attorney Antônio Funari, sees the complaint as “absurd” as it has been handed over to the MPF “abundant documentation” proving that Frei Chico worked for Odebrecht and that the case corresponds to a period even before Lula is president. In addition, he recalled that witnesses appointed by the defense were not heard in the process. “I am finding this complaint very strange. It makes no sense. We have delivered documents that clearly prove that Friar Chico was serving Odebrecht,” he told 247.

In a telephone conversation with 247, Friar Chico said that he never received an allowance, but rather worked as a consultant for Odebrecht. Lula’s brother also stressed that the defense witnesses appointed by him to speak in the process were never heard.

This weekend, new leaks from The Intercept website opened up the political plans of Operation Lava Jato, which in 2016 manipulated the episode version of Lula’s appointment as Minister of the House, preventing this from happening and strengthening the environment for the government. blow that took Dilma Rousseff out of power.

Read the full note issued by Lula’s defense:

The complaint filed today (09/09/2019) in São Paulo by prosecutors of the franchise “Lava Jato” against Lula repeats the same and unreasonable accusations already presented in other criminal proceedings against the former president, in particular, the criminal action No. 5063130 -17.2016.4.04.7000 (case of the property that was never intended for Instituto Lula), which is before the 13th. Federal Criminal Court of Curitiba and criminal action No. 1026137-89.2018.4.01.3400 / DF, which is pending before the 10th. Federal Criminal Court of Brasilia (Janus case).  

Lula has never offered the Odebrech Group any “package of improper advantages”, so much so that the complaint does not describe, much less proves any illegal act by the former president. Once again the prosecutor resorted to the subterfuge of the “undetermined act”, in a kind of wildcard used to multiply unreasonable accusations against Lula. 

The former president has also never claimed any improper advantage for himself or any of his family members. The complaint comes the next day of serious revelations by the newspaper Folha de S. Paulo of Lava Jato’s illegal action against Lula, showing the concealment of evidence of innocence and undue and illegal action aimed at breaking democracy in the country.   

The use of criminal proceedings and the repetition of the same and unreasonable accusations in different proceedings proves that Lula is a victim of “lawfare”, which consists in the abuse of laws and legal procedures to promote political persecution.

Cristiano Zanin Martins

Brazil: The Lava Jato Presidential Coup

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Lava Jato omitted Lula’s dialogues to prevent his inauguration in the Civil House and overthrow Dilma

The new chapter of Vaza Jato reveals that police and prosecutors have omitted dialogues from former President Lula that prove that they never intended to shield themselves from Lava Jato investigations. Lula intended only to guarantee the governability of former president Dilma Rousseff. With the manipulation of the dialogues, which were leaked by Sergio Moro to Globo, the Lava Jato changed the history of Brazil, preventing the possession of Lula, overthrowing Dilma and allowing the rise of fascism represented by Jair Bolsonaro.

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247 – The dialogues held by former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in 2016, when he could have been Minister of the Civil House, demonstrate that his intention was never to shield himself from the Lava Jato – a thesis used by Sergio Moro to leak the illegal staple. then president Dilma Rousseff for Globo. Lula intended only to ensure Dilma’s governance – which would be absolutely lawful and normal. However, such dialogues were omitted precisely because they contradicted Moro’s thesis to manipulate public opinion. By only partially disclosing the audios, the Lava Jato helped prevent Lula from taking office as minister, toppling President Dilma through fraudulent impeachment and allowing the rise of neo-fascism represented by Jair Bolsonaro. This is the new chapter of Vaza Jato.

“Conversations of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (PT) recorded by the Federal Police in 2016 and kept confidential ever since weaken the thesis used by today’s minister Sergio Moro to justify the most controversial decision he made as judge over Lava Jato “, points out the new report by Folha in partnership with Intercept. “Other intercepted police calls that day, kept under wraps by investigators, questioned the hypothesis adopted at the time by Moro, who left the judiciary to take over the Ministry of Justice under the Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) government.”

“The dialogues, which include talks by Lula with politicians, trade unionists and then Vice President Michel Temer (MDB), reveal that the petista told different interlocutors that day that he was reluctant to accept Dilma’s invitation to be minister and only accepted him. after pressure from allies, the former president mentioned the ongoing investigations only once to direct one of his lawyers to tell journalists to seek him out that the sole effect of the appointment would be to change his jurisdiction case, thanks to the guarantee of forum for ministers in the Supreme, “the report also points out. 

Moro’s illegal staple was released by Globo on March 16, 2016. Based on conversations released by the former judge, STF Minister Gilmar Mendes annulled Lula’s inauguration two days later, on March 18. As the political crisis deepened, the House approved the opening of the impeachment process in April and removed Dilma from office, the report recalls.