MPF issue an opinion advocating return Eike Batista to prison

no document, to Attorney, Luiza Frischeisen, states that, in freedom, Eike "may endanger public order and criminal investigation, continuing the crimes committed ".
01/06/2017 16h30 - Updated 1/06/2017 20h54
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The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) delivered an opinion to the Superior Court of Justice (STJ) advocating the return of the entrepreneur Eike Batista to prison. Eike is guilty in the Federal Court of Rio for bribery, money laundering and criminal organization. In its opinion, the Deputy Attorney General of the Republic Luiza Frischeisen said Eike can act in a criminal way if it is not in jail.

no document, a deputy attorney says, in freedom, Eike "may endanger public order and criminal investigation, continuing the crimes committed by the criminal organization, especially the concealment of property and assets obtained by the practice of corruption crime ".

The businessman was arrested in late January in Operation Efficiency, an offshoot of Lava Jato, but it was released in late April by decision of the Minister Gilmar Mendes, do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF). The next day, Federal Judge on duty, Gustavo Arruda Macedo, the 16th Special Court Federal of Rio de Janeiro, He ordered the house arrest of Eike.

The opinion refers to habeas corpus seeking suspension of custody Eike, enacted by the 7th Federal Criminal Court in Rio, and is awaiting trial in the Supreme Court.

According to investigations, Eike have passed US $ 16,5 million in kickbacks to the then governor of Rio, Sérgio Cabral, through irregular contracts with the law firm of Cabral's wife, Adriana Ancelmo, and a fraudulent action that simulated the sale of a gold mine, through a bank in Panama. In testimony before the Federal Police, Eike confirmed payment to try to get advantages for companies in the EBX group, chaired by him.

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