Eduardo Cunha gives evidence this afternoon in Curitiba

Cunha is accused of receiving bribes of R $ 5 million contract for the purchase of an oil field in Benin, in Africa, and to use Swiss bank accounts to launder money. The testimony is will be at 15h.
07/02/2017 10h07 - Updated 7/02/2017 10h08
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The deputy impeached Eduardo Cunha will be questioned today (7), for the first time, by Federal Judge Sergio Moro, in the case which is defendant in Operation Lava Jato. Cunha is accused of receiving bribes in the amount of R $ 5 million contract for the purchase of an oil field Petrobras in Benin, in Africa, and to use Swiss bank accounts to launder money. The testimony is scheduled for 15h.

According to Cunha lawyer, Marlus Arns de Oliveira, despite having the right to remain silent, the impeached deputy will speak. "It is an interrogation that he should not remain silent. He will answer the questions that will be drawn. We have worked daily preparation of the response to the allegations made against it. "

The defender also said that there is no, for a while, tipoff forecast awarded. "There is no signage on the award-winning collaboration. It was not this issue between client and lawyers, nor is it addressed this issue with the prosecution. So, no dealings regarding the winning collaboration Eduardo Cunha. "

The impeached Deputy is in remand since the day 19 of October. According to the Federal Public Ministry, pre-trial detention is justified because there is evidence that Cunha has accounts abroad that have not yet been identified, which could jeopardize investigations. Prosecutors also allege that he has dual nationality - Brazilian and Italian – and could flee the country.

Cunha was the incarceration of the Federal Police in Curitiba, but in December it was transferred to the Criminal Medical Complex, in the metropolitan area of ​​the capital of Paraná.

The case against him was opened by the Supreme Court, but after the cancellation of mandate, he lost the privileged forum and the action was referred to Sergio Moro.

After arrest, the defense Cunha denied that he had committed any illegal conduct.

Source: Agency Brazil


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