Supreme Court denies defense request and keeps with Moro investigations against Lula

Lula's defense challenged the jurisdiction of the court because it alleged that the facts found by the Lava Jato were the same as those investigated by the Supreme Court.
08/09/2016 11h28 - Updated 9/09/2016 14h58
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The minister Teori Zavascki, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), denied a request from former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to investigations against him come out of the hands of judge Sergio Moro, Federal do Paraná Justice, and were referred to the Supreme.

I did not order, Lula's defense questioned the competence of the federal judge Sergio Moro to conduct three surveys against him during Operation Lava Jato, claiming that the same facts found are already investigated by the Supreme Court in another investigation involving people with privileged forum.

in May, Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, He asked Zavascki Lula to include the investigation of the Supreme Court that clears the deviation scheme at Petrobras. Janot said "the panorama of the evidence collected so far (…), this criminal organization could never have worked for so many years and as widely and aggressively under the federal government without her former President Lula to participate ". More 30 people were involved.

Lula's lawyer, Cristiano Zanin, He used the Janot's argument as an element to prove the occurrence of a "competence usurpation" of the Supreme Court by Judge Sergio Moro, that the records would even referred to the former president as "scheme architect".

Zavascki, who is the rapporteur of the Supreme Lava Jato, He denied the complaint filed by Lula defense, stating that the request for inclusion of the former president of the Supreme Court in the investigation relates only to charges of criminal organization, "So that the determination of other facts related to the complainant, alluding to possible receipt of undue advantages, They remain in the judgment of the 13th Federal Court of the Judiciary Subsection of Curitiba ".

Minister of the Supreme Court recalled that Lula's defense filed another complaint in which questions the competence of Moro making telephone interception of conversations of former president with ministers and parliamentarians. to Zavascki, the successive actions illustrate "one of several attempts by the defense to embarrass the findings".

"Although these arguments are analyzed in those proceedings, this table shows the complainant's insistence on giving procedures investigative illegality contours, as if this were the rule ", He wrote Zavascki to deny the appeal.

The three investigations against Lula processed by the Paraná Federal Justice are investigating whether he received undue benefits from contractors, through reform of a site in Atibaia (SP), the acquisition of an apartment in Guaruja (SP) and payment of lectures.

Source: Agency Brazil

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