Federal police arrest Renan Saad suspected of receiving bribes in underground works

The prosecutor is suspected of receiving more than US $ 1 million in bribes to give an opinion of interest Consortium Barra Rio.
01/07/2019 12h19 - Updated 1/07/2019 12h19
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In a split operation Lava jet in Rio de Janeiro, the Federal Police (PF) He met this morning (1º) a temporary arrest warrant against the state prosecutor Renan Saad. He is suspected of receiving more than US $ 1 million in bribes to give an opinion of interest Consortium Barra Rio, responsible for the work of Line 4 the subway in the capital Rio de Janeiro, linking the southern area of ​​Barra da Tijuca, in west.

Unlike the prosecutor of Justice, which is linked to the state prosecutor, the state prosecutor is a career State Attorney General (Fge-Hrij), which is linked to the governor's office. The RJ-PGE is responsible for the state law. Among its responsibilities, it must represent the state in court hearings and provide legal advice to the executive branch.

According to investigations, Saad signed seem that endorsed a new section of Line 4 subway. According to PF, the alteration “benefit from the criminal organization linked to former governor Sergio Cabral”. Stuck for about 2 years and seven months, Cabral already has nine convictions in cases which developed the Jet Wash. Their sentences totaling more than 197 years in prison.

The line design 4 it's old, but only got off the ground with the city of choice to host the Olympic Games 2016. In 1998, the original proposal estimated at approximately R $ 880 million was tendered and won by Consortium Rio Barra. In the first version, the line would originate in Botafogo and still go through the Botanical Garden and Humaita.

The track had built Ipanema as a starting point, followed by Leblon towards Barra da Tijuca. Investigations of the Federal Prosecutor (MPF) They point out that the change in the work endeared over 11 times. Inaugurated in July 2016, Line 4 It would have cost the public coffers R $ 9,6 billion.

According to the MPF, Saad received R $ 1,265 million Odebrecht, one of the builders who joined the Consortium Rio Barra. An executive of the contractor reported that he was registered with the Gordinho codename in Drousys system, which was used for internal communications related to fees.

Saad was approached at his home in São Conrado, in Southern Rio. In addition to state prosecutor, it keeps activity in particular law, what is legally permitted. The court also determined to carry out search and seizure in your home and in your office.

“The temporary detention of Saad Renan was granted, among other reasons, because of the need to harvest people testimonials to him subordinate”, says the MPF in note. The MPF also claims to have located, in a company hired by the carrier Transexpert, payment record held at the address of Renan Saad law firm. The Transexpert is suspected to be part of money laundering schemes led by Cabral.

There was no response to date Odebrecht. The Consortium Rio Barra, which is led by construction company Queiroz Galvão, informed that “will not comment”.

The PGE-RJ issued a statement stating that already clears the case internally for the adoption of appropriate disciplinary measures and cooperate fully in the investigation with. According to the body, “the facts of which the prosecutor is charged back to the period when he was packed as chief counsel of the State Transportation Department, named in the administration of former Governor Sergio Cabral, charge which was dismissed in June 2012”.

Source: Agency Brazil

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