judge gives 24 hours to prison clarify conditions of service to Maluf

Based on the information sent by the prison, Macacari decidirá se Maluf vai continuar preso.
08/01/2018 18h46 - Updated 9/01/2018 17h33
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André Richter – Agency Brazil

Bruno Aielo Macacari judge, the Court of Criminal Executions (VEP) Federal District, asked today (8) the prison medical team Papuda clarification on the conditions for health care Deputy Paulo Maluf (PP-SP), stuck to fulfill final sentence of seven years and nine months for money laundering, Federal Supreme Court defined not (STF).

Based on the information sent by the prison, Macacari decide whether Maluf will continue stuck or may fulfill house arrest. The defense of Mr, from 86 years, claims he must fulfill house arrest because he suffers from prostate cancer, heart problems and column, plus herniated disc.

The decision was made by the judge after receiving 32 new questions drawn up by parliamentary lawyers to the Legal Medical Institute (IML) Brasilia about the health situation of Maluf. The magistrate granted term 24 hours for the doctors responsible for the prison respond to questions that "have not been satisfactorily clarified".

Maluf was convicted of accepting bribes in public contracts with contractors Mendes Junior and OAS when he was mayor of São Paulo (1993-1996). The resources would have been diverted from the construction Espraiada Water Avenue, now called Roberto Marinho Avenue. The total cost of the project was approximately R $ 800 millions.

The investigation dragged on for more than ten years, since the establishment of the first investigation against the former mayor, even in the first instance Justice. The prosecutors estimated at US $ 170 million total movement of illicit funds. The Supreme took over the case after Maluf's election as congressman.

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