MPF wants to lock R $ 24 million in Lula and son Luís Cláudio goods

The request was made as a preventive injunction in criminal proceedings in which Lula is guilty in federal court in Brasilia.
16/11/2017 15h05 - Updated 16/11/2017 16h02
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André Richter – Agency Brazil

The Federal Public Ministry (MPF) the Federal District Justice asked the former president's property lock Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and one of his sons, Luís Cláudio, no amount of R $ 24 millions. The request was made as a preventive injunction in criminal proceedings in which Lula is guilty in federal court in Brasilia.

Upon receiving the request block, Federal Judge Vallisney de Oliveira, responsible for the case, He asked the manifestation of the former president lawyers and decide the issue after analyzing the defense arguments. The decision was issued on 6 from November, but it was released only on Thursday (16). The blockade also involves the entrepreneur Mauro Marcondes Machado and his wife, Cristina Mautoni Marcondes Machado.

In the process, Lula is accused of influence on buying trafficking crime, federally, fighters of the Brazilian Air Force (FAB) Swedish company Saab da. The complaint lodged by the MPF was accepted by the court in December last year. it, MPF says there was influence peddling on the issue of an interim measure, published in 2015, tax incentives to automakers, and the negotiations on the purchase of Swedish fighters by the federal government, in 2013.

in a statement, Lula's defense said that the lock request has no legal basis and that the witnesses heard in the process confirmed that the purchase of the aircraft was based on technical guidelines of the FAB.

"The existing evidence on the record, therefore, show with absolute certainty that the former president Lula and Luís Cláudio had no participation of the purchase of the Swedish fighters, either in presidential approval Article 100 Provisional Measure 627/2013. show, still, Luís Cláudio provided the sports marketing services contracted by Marcondes and Mautoni company and had expertise in the area, acquired in work carried out in some of the country's largest football teams and, still, in the organization and implementation of a national football championship. Lula never received values ​​Marcondes and Mautoni or third parties represented by it ", said the defense.


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