STF condemns the Maluf 7 years and 9 months in prison for money laundering

He is accused of money laundering due to bank transactions of US $ 15 million from 1998 e 2006 accounts on the island of Jersey, tax haven located in the English Channel.
23/05/2017 17h32 - Updated 24/05/2017 14h36
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Most ministers of the First Chamber of the Supreme Court (STF) voted on Tuesday, 23, the condemnation of Congressman Paulo Maluf (PP-SP) a 7 years, 9 months and 10 days in jail in a closed regime and of the mandate in the House. He is accused of money laundering due to bank transactions of US $ 15 million from 1998 e 2006 accounts on the island of Jersey, tax haven located in the English Channel.

Most ministers followed Edson Fachin statement, who considered money laundering a crime of “permanent nature”, which should be reflected in future convictions Operation Lava Jet, since many of the politicians involved in the Petrobras corruption scheme are also accused of this crime. Before this understanding, the laundering prescribed in ten years.

In addition to Fachin, voted to Maluf condemning ministers Luís Roberto Barroso, Rosa Weber and Luiz Fux. The only one who voted for acquittal Maluf was the Minister Marco Aurélio Mello, which held that the crime committed by Maluf already has expired. “I voted for the prescription. Do not think that I 'malufei'”, said Marco Aurélio.

“public money that was diverted money that is not going to education, do not go to health, is money that does not save lives. Punish this type of crime is a landmark of the country's restructuring. No one should be punished to set an example, only if there is evidence, in which case there”, said Barroso.

The Attorney General's Office (PGR) Maluf accused of embezzling works features touched by the Consortium Espraiadas Waters, formed by the OAS and Mendes Junior construction and responsible for road works in São Paulo. The diversion of public resources Maluf ahead of the São Paulo City Hall would have generated losses to the treasury of about $ 1 billion.

In collusion with their relatives, Maluf would have concealed and disguised the origin and nature of illegal funds through transfer of securities involving bank accounts of investment funds.

The criminal case was opened in September 2011 Against 11 accused, including Paulo Maluf and family. Only the case against Maluf continues in the Supreme, while relatives went to answer the civil courts. All deny involvement in the scheme

In the process, Maluf's lawyers argued that the action is unfounded because the charge is an alleged crime committed before entering into force the Law of Money Laundering, laying down punishments for gender crimes. The law was published in 1998.

Agency State


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