Fachin releases complaint against Renan Calheiros for trial in the Supreme Court

Report points out that Senator paid expenses construction kickback.
04/10/2016 15h48 - Updated 4/10/2016 15h49
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Minister of the Supreme Court (STF) Edson Fachin released on Tuesday, 4, judgment to the complaint lodged by the Attorney General's Office (PGR) against the President of the Senate, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL). Research in progress in the Court since 2007 and the charge was formalized in 2013. If the plenary of the Supreme Court accepted the complaint of PGR, Renan Calheiros will become defendant and respond to a prosecution for embezzlement, misrepresentation and false document usage.

It will be up to the president of the Supreme Court, Minister Carmen Lucia, mark the date of the trial. The complaint offered to STF, the PGR found that Renan Mendes Junior construction company received the kickbacks to introduce amendments that would benefit the contractor. In exchange, the PMDB would personal expenses of the journalist Monica Veloso, with whom he had extramarital relationship, paid by the company.

Renan Calheiros is also investigated in eleven other surveys in the Supreme, eight were related to Operation Lava Jato, on suspicion of his involvement in the Petrobras embezzlement scheme.

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