Aécio Neves returns to the Senate and delivers a speech reaffirming that he is innocent

The senator also repeated its claim that borrowed money to Joesley Batista, saying that no enriched with politics.
05/07/2017 15h40 - Updated 5/07/2017 15h40
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Back in the Senate after removal 45 days off by court order, Senator Aécio Neves (PMDB-MG) spoke on Tuesday (4) and he returned to declare innocent of the charges that have received bribes from the owner of JBS, Joesley Batista.

When talking to fellow senators, President away from PSDB reiterated the arguments that had been used to disseminate public notes, declaring to have been the victim of a trap of the Baptist in order to take advantage in a whistleblower award agreement.

"No furtarei me to reiterate here what I have been saying over the past weeks. I have not committed any crime, not accepted resource illicit origin, I did not offer undue advantage to anyone ", said.

The senator also repeated its claim that borrowed money to Joesley Batista, saying that no enriched with politics and had no resources to bear the costs of his defense investigations of Operation Lava Jet. Aécio also said the loan of R $ 2 million was subsequently recorded in the contract.

Aécio reiterated the arguments that had been used to disseminate public notes - Valter Caampanato / Agency Brazil
On the dialogue he had with Batista, manifesting in favor of approval of the project dealing with the abuse of authority, and the other dealing with the criminalization of the practice box 2 in election campaign - freeing of guilt acts that have been committed -, Neves said he only expressed his opinion.

"The country is, sim, an important and unprecedented hit company's accounts with the political world. And we must be prepared for it, separating what is a crime what is not. Separating illicit conduct what is simply political activity. Mix everything and everyone interested only those who do not want any change ", he said

Aécio Neves also devoted part of his speech to recall your political career and the reforms that have been promoted by the government of Michel Temer to your support and the PSDB, such as the imposition of a ceiling for public spending, the reformulation of the Brazilian high school format, among others.

"I want to reaffirm my commitment and my belief in the need to continue moving forward in a bold reform agenda that was, by the way, the reason the PSDB supporting the government of President Michel Temer ", he said.

The senator had suspended the mandate in 18 May decision by the Minister of the Supreme Court, Edson Fachin, after his conversation with audio Joesley Batista, in which he asks for money to the entrepreneur, become public. Last Friday (30), Minister Marco Aurélio Mello, do STF, determined the end of the suspension and the term of repayment to him.

Mariana Jungmann – Agency Brazil


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