Justice decrees new remand Sergio Cabral

Cabral has been imprisoned since 17 from November, on charges of accepting bribes to close procurement.
26/01/2017 09h19 - Updated 26/01/2017 09h19

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The 7th Federal Criminal Court of Rio de Janeiro issued a new remand warrant of former Governor Sergio Cabral. Cabral has been imprisoned since 17 from November, on charges of accepting bribes to close public procurement in the state. Beyond, two other people already arrested since last year also had new mandate decreed: the former aide to Cabral Carlos Miranda and former Secretary State Government Carlos Wilson.

Federal police also perform preventive arrest warrants against six others for involvement in the same scheme, including the entrepreneur Eike Batista and the lawyer Flávio Godinho, vice president of football Clube de Regatas do Flamengo. There are also arrest warrants against Alvaro Novis, Sergio de Castro Oliveira, Thiago Aragão (ancelmo Lawyers) and Francisco Assis Neto.

Four forceful warrants were issued by Justice. Targets are the ex-wife Susana Neves Cabral, the brother of the former governor Mauricio Cabral, Eduardo Plass and Luiz Arthur Andrade Correia. search and seizure warrants are being executed in 27 addresses in Rio de Janeiro.

According to the Federal Public Ministry, today's operation, called Operation Efficiency, investigates the concealment over 100 million dollars (R$ 317 millions), through remittances abroad. In just one year, August 2014 to June 2015, the criminal organization handled $ 39,7 millions, according to the prosecutors responsible for investigating.

According to the MPF, one of the investigated schemes is the payment of a bribe of US $ 16,5 million to former governor by Eike Batista and Flávio Godinho, do grupo EBX, at the request of Cabral, usando a conta Golden Rock no TAG Bank, not Panama. To give an appearance of legality to trading, It was closed a fake contract for the purchase of a gold mine between the company Centennial Asset Mining Fuind Llc, holding Batista, and Arcadia Associados.

Eike Batista, Godinho Cabral and are also suspected of having tried to hinder investigations. With the help of employees, MPF has managed to repatriate approximately R $ 270 millions, that they are available to the Federal Court in an account in Box. The task force is asking for international cooperation for the blockade and subsequent repatriation of amounts still hidden in other countries.

Source: Agency Brazil


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