Marisa Leticia and Lulinha not attend the scheduled testimony by Federal PoliceAt the time it would address the issue of improvements made at a site in the city of Atibaia, whose property is attributed to Lula.
The lawyer of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Cristiano Zanin Martins, he said today (16), a news conference in Sao Paulo, that the non-attendance of the wife and son of Squid - Marisa Leticia Lula da Silva and Fabio Luiz Lula da Silva - the testimony scheduled by the Federal Police of Curitiba was only the exercise of a right provided for in the Constitution.
The deposition was scheduled for 10 pm today in the Superintendence of the Federal Police in São Paulo and is part of Operation Lava-Jato. At the time it would address the issue of improvements made at a site in the city of Atibaia, whose property is attributed to Lula. According to the survey, reforms have been made with diverted resources from Petrobras.
"The statement is meaningless since in March this year the owners John Suassuna and Fernando Bittar showed documents proving that they are the owners of the site and that the property was acquired with licit and resources. Showed income tax, Site expense vouchers and toll way to prove the frequency to the site. Is documentary evidence that leaves no doubt who owns the website ", he said.
According to the lawyer, before such evidence there is no legal reason for the investigation is still under way or to Marisa Leticia and Fábio Luís attend the testimony only to be Lula's family.
"Like this, We communicate the Federal Police that they would exercise their right not to testify in circumstances like this where there is inquiry in which the husband and father are investigated. The research object is already properly clarified and there is no way to get up any doubt about the ownership of the site ".
Also according to the former president's lawyer Lula, José Roberto Batochio, failure to attend the testimony is legitimate, It is not disrespect, disobedience or insult, as is regular exercise of the right guaranteed. "Attendance entails a series of exhibitions to which she and her son are not required to submit”, said Zanin Martins.