Amaral Delcídio gives evidence to the judge Sergio live in Curitiba

It will be heard at 14h, the prosecution investigating the former minister Antonio Palocci, the contractor Marcelo Odebrecht and more 13 people.
03/02/2017 11h52 - Updated 3/02/2017 11h53
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Senator impeached Amaral Delcídio gives evidence today (3), 14h, Curitiba to federal judge Sergio Moro, the prosecution investigating the former minister Antonio Palocci, the contractor Marcelo Odebrecht and more 13 people. Delcídio is prosecution witness in the process, where the defendants were accused of the crimes of corruption and money laundering.

In plea bargaining made in October last year, Delcídio detailed the alleged role of former minister in the relationship between business and the federal government at the time of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. According to Senator impeached, Palocci would have the mission to bridge the gap between the government and entrepreneurs to benefit political campaigns. "Antonio Palocci was like the party software Workers (PT), while João Vaccari Neto and José Di Filipi were hardware, that is, executors of what Palocci thought and structured ", said prosecutors.

Besides Delcidio, also provide testimony on Friday a former employee of Odebrecht Maria Lúcia Guimarães Tavares, the former manager of Petrobras Pedro Barusco and Zwi Skornicki engineer. All signed whistleblower award agreement and have an obligation to tell what they know.

According to the complaint of the Federal Prosecutor, Palocci and Construtora Odebrecht would have established a "broad and ongoing corruption scheme" between 2006 e 2015.

The defense Palocci denies the charges. The former minister was appointed by the researchers as the "Italian" – name that appears in the spreadsheet Odebrecht -, but the lawyer Jose Roberto Batocchio rebate, ensuring that the name does not refer to former minister.

Source: Agency Brazil


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