Live defends his competence to judge action on Atibaia site

Judge has heavily criticized the defense and Lula. For him, instead of trying to clarify the payment of works, the defense prefers "appeal to the fantasy of political persecution".
19/09/2018 13h52 - Updated 19/09/2018 18h10
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Felipe Pontes - Brazil Agency

Judge Sergio Moro, the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, sent to the Supreme Court (STF) demonstration in defending its jurisdiction over the criminal case in which former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is guilty for allegedly receiving undue advantage of contractors in the renovation of a site in Atibaia (SP).

Moro sent to the Supreme decision that denied Lula's defense sending the case to the Federal Court of São Paulo. Lawyers claim that the investigation is not related to deviations in Petrobras and therefore should not remain in Curitiba.

in the decision, recognizes the magistrate has not yet been established that money contracts with Petrobras were directly used in the renovation of the site, but he said that this connection may be best examined through the process, and not be ruled out in advance.

"If the above evidence is sufficient or not for the linkage of the site corruption hits reforms in Petrobras contracts, It is still a matter to be considered in prosecution after the end of the statement and closing argument ", He wrote the magistrate.

Moro has heavily criticized the defense and Lula. For him, instead of trying to clarify the payment of works, the defense prefers "appeal to the fantasy of political persecution". The judge also wrote that Lula "instead of clarifying the facts and reasons, he prefers to take refuge in victimhood imaginary political persecution ".

Complaint
The case reached the Supreme Court after the Second Panel decided, by majority, in April, which stretches on the site listed in collaborations awarded to former executives of Odebrecht, one of the contractors involved in the case, They should be referred to the Federal Court of São Paulo, in order to be better assessed.

Even with the Supreme Court decision, Moro decided to continue the prosecution, by understanding be other evidence in the case sufficient to sustain the case. Lula's defense complained to the Supreme. Twice, the rapporteur of the complaint, Minister Dias Toffoli, denied injunctions that the case be removed from Moro.

With the possession of Toffoli, In this month, as Chief Justice, the complaint was forwarded to the minister Carmen Lucia, new rapporteur. She must decide on how to proceed to judgment on the merits of the matter. The Attorney General of the Republic, Raquel Dodge, argued that the case of the site Atibaia (SP) remain in the hands of Moro.


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