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Group Linked to Former Governor Cabral Preparing Dossier Against Judge Bretas, according to an investigation

11/09/2017 - 12h18

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FROM RIO

A group linked to former Governor Sérgio Cabral in Rio is preparing dossiers against Judge Marcelo Bretas, the Magistrate responsible for the so-called Car Wash investigation (Lava Jato) in the State, as well as his wife, who is also a judge, according to a confidential investigation being conducted by the Federal Police.

According to the police, there have been suspicious accesses and reviews of records of incident reports against both of them in at least 3 police stations in Rio. The reviews took place after the former governor was arrested in November of 2016.

There have also been accesses to the Public Safety & Security Secretary's system by an investigator from the Civil Police registered to the 22nd precinct station.

Geraldo Bubniak/Agencia O Globo
Former Governor Sérgio Cabral (PMDB) in Rio de Janeiro
Former Governor Sérgio Cabral (PMDB) in Rio de Janeiro

The information was divulged on "Today's Journal" from Globo TV and subsequently confirmed by the Folha. In addition to the accesses, a tip from a source inside of the penitentiary where Cabral is incarcerated in Rio's northern zone alleges that the former governor is financing the preparation of these dossiers.

Beyond Bretas and his wife, the private lives of the members of the State's Car Wash task force would be affected.

The tip will be followed up, but there is no evidence so far that the former governor has orchestrated the creation of the dossiers. Cabral's lawyer, Rodrigo Roca, declared that the case "is a lie created with the clear purpose of causing intrigue between the former governor and the magistrate".

Translated by LLOYD HARDER

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