(THIS ARTICLE IS COURTESY OF BRAZIL’S 247 NEWS)
Vaza Jato reveals that Lava Jato used illicit evidence to pressure future whistle blowers
Intercept’s new leaks chapter has the potential to nullify the entire operation. In one message Deltan Dallagnol makes it clear that he was doing something wrong. “Dear, total secrecy, even internally. Don’t even comment in here: Swiss are coming here next week,” he wrote.
247 – “The Lava Jato task force in Curitiba systematically used informal contacts with authorities from Switzerland and Monaco to obtain illicit evidence aimed at arresting priority targets – imprisoned pre-emptively, many of which became whistle blowers. Mentions to this This type of illegal practice was frequently found in conversations between 2015 and 2017, as revealed by Telegram application messages sent by anonymous source to The Intercept Brasil and analyzed in partnership with Uol “, points out the new report of the partnership between Intercept and Uol.
“Even alerted to the breach of the rules, task force prosecutors had access to illegal evidence on several of the operation’s most prominent whistle blowers – such as then-Petrobras directors Paulo Roberto Costa and Renato Duque; then Transpetro president Sérgio Machado , as well as Odebrecht executives, including former CEO Marcelo Odebrecht, “says the text signed by Igor Mello, Gabriel Savoy, Jamil Chad, Silvia Ribeiro and Leandro Demori.
“Dear, total secrecy, even internally. Don’t even comment in here: Swiss are coming here next week. They’ll be between December 1 and 4, meeting with us, in the front building. Neither press nor anyone outside should know. Orlando will be with them all the time, just like me (who will be out on Wednesday.) See what they need from Switzerland and feel free to go any time, stay in meetings as long as they want, “wrote Deltan Dallagnol in 2015,
The use of illicit information was even considered to pressure Sérgio Machado to close the award. The proposal, which was discarded, was made by Paulo Roberto Galvão, from Lava Jato in Curitiba. “If it is pressure that SM needs, we are aware of his son’s account in Switzerland,” he said on April 13, 2016, in the “BSB -CWB Connection” chat, to the prosecutor Sérgio Bruno Cabral Fernandes who was negotiating the allegation of Axe.
“This is information that we cannot use at all, because it was passed to us by the Swiss. But I think that if necessary you can imply that Curitiba already has knowledge” of accounts abroad “, detailed Galvão.