New phase of Lava Jato meets 6 arrest warrants

It is the first deployment of investigations into corruption megaesquema installed in Petrobras 2016.
27/01/2016 09h03 - Updated 9/03/2016 16h29

Federal police broke out on the morning of Wednesday the 22th phase of Operation Lava Jato, named Operation Triple X. It is the first deployment of investigations into corruption megaesquema installed in Petrobras 2016. The new phase targeting criminal activities Bancoop, the Housing Cooperative Bank of São Paulo, and the OAS construction company's strategy to use real estate as a means to evade the payment of kickbacks. The Bancoop was chaired by former PT treasurer João Vaccari Neto, already arrested and sentenced to more than 15 years in prison by Judge Sergio Moro to act as collector and bribery collector petrolão.

Altogether they are met 15 search and seizure warrants, six warrants temporary prison and two forceful warrants in São Paulo, Saint Andrew (SP), São Bernardo do Campo (SP) and Joaçaba (SC). Among the prisoners is the advertising Nelci Warken, which provided services to Bancoop and had links with offshore Murray. She was taken to the Federal Police in São Paulo and still must be transferred to Curitiba.

According to the Federal Police, investigations of Triple X show that offshore companies and offshore accounts were used to hide the proceeds of crimes committed against Petrobras safes. The police assault also occurs against the construction company OAS, suspected hide equity in real estate to conceal the payment of bribes. The OAS executives have been convicted of Moro, including then President Leo Pinheiro, penalized 16 years and four months in prison.

In the 22th stage of Lava Jato are being determined, among others, crimes such as corruption, tax evasion and money laundering.

One of the main targets of this stage is the offshore Murray, created by Mossack Fonseca company in Panama to supposedly hide the true owners of a triplex in Guaruja (SP) in the same condo where the OAS has reserved an apartment to former President Lula. The activities of the OAS and the close relationship with the contractor grandees PT, especially the former president, There are times in the sights of the Prosecutor's Office of São Paulo.

As revealed SEE, in the process that is being processed in São Paulo and has no direct relation with the corruption scandal of Lava Jato, Lula will be reported by property concealment. The housing cooperative bank defaulted on its members while diverting resources into the coffers of PT. The Bancoop broke in 2006 and left almost 3 000 families without their homes, while PT grownups, as Lula, They received their apartments.

In April last year, SEE revealed that, after a request made by Lula to the then president of the OAS, Leo Pinheiro, the contractor took over the construction of cooperative buildings. The favor ensured the completion of works in the apartments of John Vaccari Neto, for example.


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