Congressman Paulo Maluf will pay compensation of R $ 128 million to the city

The decision is the judge Fausto José Martins Seabra, 3rd Court of Public Finance.
21/08/2015 16h37 - Updated 22/08/2015 04h35
Photo: Leonardo Prado / House of Deputadores

Congressman and former mayor of São Paulo, Paulo Maluf have to pay compensation of R $ 128,6 million to the city to have used a symbol of his election campaign as the official brand of the city during his tenure at City Hall (1993-1996).

The decision is the judge Fausto José Martins Seabra, 3rd Court of Public Finance.

Maluf was convicted of improper conduct in this case 2006, after a class action. The court considered that he made personal promotion with public funds, to adopt as a symbol of municipal management the design of a four-leaf clover formed by four hearts.

It was the same symbol he used in his election campaign 1992, when he was elected mayor. All Maluf resources were denied and the discussion was now only on the compensation calculation criteria.

The advisory Maluf said his lawyers will appeal the decision to higher courts.

Through note, the city of São Paulo said it will take "the necessary measures to identify assets of former mayor who can be locked to ensure the payment of compensation".

Source: Exame.com


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