Defense asks habeas corpus in Brasilia to Melo and Fabiana

The lawyer José Carlos Cavalcanti Júnior, He emphasized that he would not inform the argument that was used to input the resource.
08/01/2018 15h01 - Updated 9/01/2018 17h34
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The defense of the former governor and former first lady, Jose Melo and Fabiana Oliveira, She said it filed early on Monday (08) an application for habeas corpus in the Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF1), in Brasilia for the couple, arrested on Thursday, be released.

The lawyer José Carlos Cavalcanti Júnior, He emphasized that he would not inform the argument that was used to input the resource and expects the decision leave within five days.

"I will not mention until we have a decision. […] It takes a long time, no minimum, five days", said. The couple's Prison Act, the lawyer had argued that their freedoms “not cause risks” the federal investigation. In the case of a negative TRF1, a new application must be made, this time the Superior Court of Justice (STJ).

The couple was accused of leading the health funds diversion scheme of the State disjointed by the Federal Police in September 2016, the first phase of operation bad roads. at that time, the main target of the operation was the doctor and businessman Mouhamad Moustafa and his company, the Institute New Paths (INC).


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