STF keeps complaint against Lula in Federal Court

Decision of the Second Chamber of the Supreme also includes PT members.
13/11/2018 16h18 - Updated 14/11/2018 12h59

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André Richter - Brazil Agency

The Second Chamber of the Supreme Court (STF) held today (13) individual decision Edson Fachin minister sent to the first instance of the Federal Court complaint filed by federal prosecutors (MPF) against former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and other members of the PT by a criminal organization. in the decision, investigated who have special venue began to answer the charges out of the Supreme Court.

Unanimously, the collegiate disagreed with the argument made by Lula's lawyers, who wanted to remain the complaint in the Supreme Court in the presence of Senator function Gleisi Hoffmann (PT-PR) the survey. For the defense, Gleisi has privileged forum, and the other investigated should also respond to the facts in the Supreme.

According to the complaint, in September last year, All were accused by the then Attorney General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, to practice "a myriad [large and indeterminate amount] offenses "in public administration during the Lula government and Rousseff, totaling R $ 1,4 billion in losses to the public coffers.

In March, to determine the break-up of the process, Fachin partially met the request of the MPF, although it has not sent all the cases against people without privileged forum for the judge Sergio Moro, the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba, as did prosecutors.

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