04/10/2016 14h02 - Updated 4/10/2016 14h02

Snitching is not the only method of investigation of the Lava Jato, says Moro

According to him, in prison the money changer Alberto Youssef, had pre-existing evidence and snitching was just the "icing on the cake".
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Judge Sergio Moro, the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, who judges the processes of Lava Jato, stated, in response to critics of the operation, the award-winning collaboration is not their only method of investigation. According to him, in prison the money changer Alberto Youssef, had pre-existing evidence and snitching was just the "icing on the cake".

Moro participated today (4),in Sao Paulo, 5th Criminal National Forum of Federal Judges. Do lado de fora do Hotel Renaissance, where the event was held, a small group manifested itself in support of the magistrate.

In the opinion of the judge, the plea bargaining "must be done with rules, watch out, caution. Never trust a criminal ", said. The judge says it is necessary to define whether it is worth or not do according to the whistle-blower. "Because it also has a cost, since the employee will receive proportionate criminal sanctions ", said Sergio Moro.

In a speech to federal judges, Moro said he would comment only on cases already tried the Lava Jato. According to him, an executive manager of Petrobras, involved in receiving bribes, already returned 98 million diverted to secret accounts abroad.

systemic corruption
Live stressed that found a "systemic corruption framework" in Petrobras. "Systemic corruption as something spread, penetrating and deep is not something so common ", said. The judge noted that the practice in the oil was the payment of bribes between 1% e 3% the value of contracts.

The judge said that the percentage may not seem significant, but, Diante works contracts, refinery equipment and acquisition of drillships, the values ​​can reach RS 1 billion. "This fee was not intended only we Petrobras, serious part for political actors and parties, that would give support to stay in office Petrobras agents ", he added.

Source: Agency Brazil

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