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New Prosecutor General Changes Car Wash Group

09/20/2017 - 11h01

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REYNALDO TUROLLO JR.
FROM BRASÍLIA

On her second day as Prosecutor General of the Republic, Raquel Dodge officially announced the new team in charge of Car Wash (Lava Jato) Operation.

Only two of the eight names worked with her predecessor and opponent in the Prosecutor General's Office (PGR), Rodrigo Janot.

The eight prosecutors will form the work group for cases involving politicians with immunity from prosecution.

They will work exclusively with the operation and can hear testimonies, request documents to assist with the investigations and participate in hearings and negotiations of plea bargain deals.

Five other members who worked with Janot had their participation in the group extended for additional 30 days, solely during the transition period. After such period, they will leave the team.

Janot's Car Wash team had ten members.

According to Dodge's staff, after the transition period, new members may be appointed.

After taking office on Monday (18th), Dodge's only public statement was her inaugural address.

Behind the scenes, allies deny that the changes made by Dodge have any intention of undoing the work performed so far by Janot, her opponent in the PGR.

Her strategy, they state, is to keep the pace of investigation Car Wash, main symbol of Janot's management, without, however, allowing it to play the leading role in her two-year term in office.

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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President Michel Temer is seen near new prosecutor general Raquel Dodge during her inauguration, in Brasilia
President Michel Temer is seen near new prosecutor general Raquel Dodge during her inauguration, in Brasilia

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