19/10/2016 14h46 - Updated 19/10/2016 14h48

Moro says Cunha cassation was not enough

The arrest was ordered in criminal proceedings in which the impeached deputy is accused of receiving R $ 5 millions. second Moro, there is evidence that Cunha was ” recipient of bribes” in Petrobras contracts.
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Federal Judge Sergio Moro said today (19) the loss former deputy mandate of the federal Eduardo Cunha was not “enough to prevent further obstructions” investigations of Operation Lava Jato. The statement is the decision in which the judge ordered the wedge in prison indefinitely. The former lawmaker was arrested today in Brasilia and transferred to the incarceration of the Federal Police in Curitiba.

When answering the request for arrest made by attorneys task force of Lava Jato, Moro said Eduardo Cunha has the “Modus Operandi” fire “surreptitious, making use of third parties to obstruct or intimidate”.

“Although the mandate of the loss probably represents some loss of obstruction of power, this was not fully emptied, not knowing until the time the full extent of criminal activities of former parliamentarian and its network of influence.”, the judge said.

second Moro, there is evidence that Cunha was ” recipient of bribes” in Petrobras contracts, in amounts deposited in secret accounts abroad and have not yet fully recovered. The judge, the prison was enacted to prevent the obstruction of investigations and prevent it from re-committing crimes, in addition to "prevent the accused may flee abroad with the proceeds of crime”.

The arrest was ordered in criminal proceedings in which the impeached deputy is accused of receiving R $ 5 millions, which they were deposited in accounts not declared in Switzerland. The value would come from undue advantage, obtained with the purchase of an oil field Petrobras in Benin, in Africa. The lawsuit was filed by the Supreme Court, but after the impeachment of former deputy, the action was sent to the judge Sergio Moro because Cunha lost the privileged forum.

Source: Agency Brazil

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