Brazil’s Federal Public Ministry has suspended the judicial process, Lava Jato, after seven years of work, and a group of disparate tasks faces selective and partial charges in investigations.
The dismantling occurs 48 hours after Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, of the Supreme Federal Court, raised the secret of 50 pages of a Telegram conversation about an apparent conspiracy between prosecutors and ex-judge Sergio Moro to convict former President Louis, without evidence. Inacio Lula da Silva.
According to Prensa Latina, the Prosecutor’s Office indicated in a statement that Lava Jato’s derivatives will now be manufactured by the Working Group Against Organized Crime (Gaeco). This same entity highlighted that the process collected large numbers that revealed to society the “corruption crimes that have historically plagued Brazil”, and had repercussions in 12 countries.
The anti-corruption investigation was launched in March 2014 by the Federal Police (PF), and was named Lava Jato in reference to a series of car docks (the first place to be searched in its capital, Brasilia) for money laundering maneuvers. After the team was announced closed in Curitiba, the capital of the southern state of Paraná, uncertainty arose over the future of a series of investigations still underway.
The former judge questioned Morrow was the head of Lava Gato and because of his career, President Jair Bolsonaro appointed him Minister of Justice in 2019, but in April the former judge resigned from the government, denouncing the former ruling military’s alleged interference in the PF.
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