To Moro prison is not enough to fight corruptionThe judge also pointed out that international cooperation in the investigation of the Lava Jato is key.
Federal Judge Sergio Moro, responsible for the investigation of Operation Lava Jato, he said today (28) that investigated in prison is not enough to fight corruption in the country.
According to the judge, it is also necessary to recover the amounts misappropriated by criminals, through international cooperation agreements or plea bargaining. Moro participated this morning in a conference on combating corruption in Singapore.
Live highlighted the importance of international cooperation agreements, mainly with Switzerland, to repatriate to Brazil diverted resources from Petrobras to secret accounts abroad.
The judge cited the case of Peter Barusco, former manager of the state and one of the informers of corruption scheme, I had about $ S 100 million deposited abroad and returned the amount after signing a tipoff agreement.
Second or magistrate, only the prison sentence is not enough to combat the deviations in Petrobras.
“Nowadays, that's not enough, it is also necessary to recover the proceeds of crime. Not enough punishment, the sanctioning body, the deprivation of liberty. It is necessary to ensure that crime does not financially compensate. This means the need to remove the criminal the product of their activity.”
The judge also pointed out that international cooperation in the investigation of the Lava Jato is critical to corroborate the testimony of whistleblower award, that can not only be used as prosecution in the criminal case against the investigated.
“If countries do not cooperate, just do not have the proof of the crime, and you do not have the ability to recover these assets. It is true that part of the way the money was discovered through the collaboration of some of these individuals, who decided to cooperate with the Justice, but, as we know, even when you have this collaboration, it is always necessary to have proof that collaboration, and such evidence is sometimes based on that documentary evidence of bank records”, he explained.
According to a survey of the Attorney General's Office (PGR), They were repatriated to Brazil to date R $ 2,9 billion through cooperation agreements.