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Car Wash Justice Reports Threats Against His Family

03/28/2018 - 11h27

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FROM SÃO PAULO

Rapporteur of Car Wash Operation (Lava Jato) in the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF), Justice Edson Fachin stated he and his family have received threats and said he is worried about their safety.

In an interview to Globonews published on Tuesday (27), the Supreme Court Justice said he has been discussing the matter with Court President, justice Cármen Lúcia, and with a Federal Police Chief who works in the court, and said he asked security measures to be taken.

"My concerns are not only the trials, but also the safety of my family members. I have dealt with this issue and with threats against members of my family."

He stated, "not all instruments have been put in place yet." "I have been actually worried about this and hoping we don't have to change another lock on a door which has already been forced open."

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Justice Edson Fachin in Brasília
Justice Edson Fachin in Brasília

The justice has been in charge of the operation in court for about a year.

This is not the first threat involving Car Wash this year. In January, justice Carlos Eduardo Thompson Flores, president of the Regional Federal Court of the 4th Region, said judges had relocated their families from Rio Grande do Sul because of threats. The regional court, whose headquarters are in Porto Alegre, is responsible for appeals related to the operation.

Translated by ANA BEATRIZ DEMARIA

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