Minister Edson Fachin removes Judge Sérgio Moro processes about Lula and Odebrecht

Three cases against former President Lula to have originated in the denunciations rewarded executives and former employees of Odebrecht.
20/06/2017 15h31 - Updated 20/06/2017 17h06
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Or minister Edson Fachin, Rapporteur of Operation Lava Jato in the Supreme Court (STF), He took the judge Sérgio Moro, the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, three cases against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to have originated in denunciations rewarded executives and former employees of Odebrecht.

One concerns the alleged influence peddling of former president, that in exchange for undue advantage would have acted in favor of the company in negotiations concerning Angola, even at the expense of National Bank for Economic and Social Development (BNDES).

The request for an investigation on the matter originated in the statements of Emílio Odebrecht and Marcelo Bahia Odebrecht, group controllers, and three other company's former employees.

Fachin determined the shipment of the evidence relating to this case to the Federal Court of the Federal District, because they deal "of facts that allegedly passed the capital of the Republic", He wrote the minister in order published on Tuesday (20).

"Like this, the collation of appellate reasons with testimony from employees not note, actually, relationship of events with national repercussions operation which is being processed before the Judicial Section of Paraná ", he wrote Fachin. The minister has accepted a defense appeal.

Another case deals with alleged Lula's performance and also the former President Dilma Rousseff in favor of the release of funds from the BNDES for the construction of hydroelectric plants of Jirau and Santo Antônio, both in Rondonia. They would also have acted to accelerate environmental licenses, according to the testimony of Emílio Odebrecht and Henry Serrano Prado, former executive of the energy sector. The investigation was also sent by Fachin the Federal District.

A third case is the alleged payment of an allowance by Odebrecht to Jose Ferreira da Silva, or Frei Chico, union leader and Lula's brother, according to reports of former executives of Hilberto Mascarenhas Filho company and Alexandrino Alencar. The transfers would be made as a way to honor the former president, declared employees. Fachin determined that the investigation into the matter be referred to the Federal Court of São Paulo, Lula also the defense's request.

In the three situations, the Attorney General's Office (PGR) It is expressed against the withdrawal of the processes Moro, grounds that are related to the investigation of the Lava Jet conducted in Paraná.

By the time the cases were sent to Sérgio Moro, in early April, former President Lula denied any illegality, stating that the charges were "frivolous" and "without any materiality".

Felipe Pontes – Agency Brazil


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