TRF4 denies last resort and authorizes arrest of José Dirceu

The former minister was sentenced to 30 years and nine months in prison for corruption offenses, money laundering and participation in a criminal organization, during Operation Lava Jato.
17/05/2018 18h19 - Updated 17/05/2018 18h19
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Felipe Pontes -Agência Brazil

The Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region (TRF4) He rejected today (17) the last resort of the former minister of Staff José Dirceu against condemnation 30 years and nine months in prison for corruption offenses, money laundering and participation in a criminal organization, during Operation Lava Jato.

O resource, type statement embargo, It was rejected by the Fourth Section of TRF4, board that brings together members of the Seventh and Eighth divisions of the court, specialized in criminal law. They determined the immediate communication to the federal judge Sergio Moro, to be determined the execution of the sentence of Dirceu.

Moro, the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, It is responsible for the judgment in the first instance. It is up to him to decide whether a decree to arrest Dirceu, based on the current understanding of the Supreme Court (STF), authorizing the provisional execution of the sentence after exhausted in appeals.

no time, Dirceu is loose, pursuant to a habeas corpus granted in May last year by the Supreme Court Second Class, after it has been nearly two years in prison in Curitiba preventively by order of the judge Sergio Moro.

After the rejection of last resort by TRF4, the Agency Brazil contacted the defense of Jose Dirceu, but did not return yet.

Conviction
Dirceu was convicted of the Moro 20 years and 10 months in prison in May 2016. In September last year, the TRF4 increased the penalty for 30 years and nine months. The penalty was aggravated due to their background. Former minister already has another conviction for corruption in the case of monthly allowance.

According to the complaint of the Federal Prosecutor (MPF), Dirceu took part in a scheme set up by Engevix, one of the contractors who formed a cartel to defraud Petrobras bids from 2005.

According to the indictment, the company paid bribes to public officials to secure contracts with the Gas Treatment Unit Cacimbas (UTGC), the Presidente Bernardes Refinery (RPBC), the Presidente Getúlio Vargas Refinery (Repar) and Refinery Landupho lves (RLAM).

The TRF4 denied the last embargoes and authorized the arrest of Gerson also Almada, former vice president of Engevix, and lobbyist Fernando Moura, former ally of Dirceu.


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