Supreme Court Justice Suspends Bolsonaro's Federal Police Appointment

Appointment of Ramage, a Bolsonaro family friend to PF, sparked resistance in Congress and lawsuits


Supreme Court Justice Alexandre de Moraes suspended the appointment of Alexandre Ramage to the director-general of the Federal Police. His inauguration was scheduled for an afternoon on Wednesday (29).

Moraes responded to a request from the Democratic Labour Party, which filed a writ of mandamus with the Supreme Court alleging "abuse of power by the diversion of danger" with an appointment of the delegate to a Federal Police.

President Jair Bolsonaro, at the Planalto Palace. (Foto: Pedro Ladeira/Folhapress, PODER) - Folhapress

The appointment of Ramage, a friend of President Bolsonaro, who was general director of the Brazilian Intelligence Agency, led to a judicial offensive to stop it, because of the interests of the family and the president's allies in investigations by the Federal Police.

On Saturday (25), Folha showed an investigation led by the Supreme Federal Court, with the participation of Federal Police teams, with proof of Carlos' involvement in a scheme for spreading false news.

The magistrate concentrates the arguments of his decision on Bolsonaro's behavior. Alexandre relied on the suspension of possession on elements that point to or the president's interest in appointing a commander of the PF or director who could provide access to privileged information. Ramage's profile and his proximity to the family are cited as secondary factors.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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