15/06/2016 08h19 - Updated 15/06/2016 08h19

Board of Ethics approved by 11 votes to 9 opinion by the cassation Eduardo Cunha

The approval took place in the late afternoon of Tuesday, 14.
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The Ethics Committee of the House of Representatives today approved the request of the President's term of cassation away from home, Eduardo Cunha (PMDB-RJ) for breach of parliamentary decorum. By 11 votes to nine, Members have embraced the opinion of Mr Marcos Rogerio (DEM RO) which states that Cunha broke decorum by lying about having accounts abroad during testimony before the Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPI) Petrobras.

According to the rapporteur, Cunha is the owner of at least four Swiss accounts nna: Dog; Triumph SP, Orion SP e Netherton. By asking cassation Cunha, Rogério said that the accounts are true "luxury oranges". "We are facing the biggest scandal that this joint committee has held, it is not only omission, Of lie, but a ploy to mask the tax evasion, to tax fraud”, said Rogerio. "We are facing a fraud, a simulation paper companies, luxury oranges created to hide the existence of accounts abroad ", he added.

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Cunha is accused of decorum break for lying on the ownership of foreign accounts during testimony in the CPI PetrobrasWilson Dias / Agency Brazil
Cunha denies ownership of accounts, but he admitted to the enjoyment of assets managed by foreign trusts.

The wedge process in the Council of Ethics is considered the longest in the collegiate and was marked by numerous maneuvers that stalled the decision this Tuesday. The complaint against Cunha was delivered by the PSOL and the Network Steering Committee of the House, no dia 13 October 2015. A Mesa, led by Cunha, It took the maximum of 14 days to accomplish the task of number representation and send it to the Board of Ethics, which delayed the start of work of the college. The case was only brought nearly a month after the performance, in 3 November 2015.

Now the case against Cunha needs to be examined in plenary. For Cunha has the mandate revoked, it takes at least 257 votes, the absolute majority of 513 MEPs.

Source: Agency Brazil

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