Toffoli Forces Car Wash Task Force to Share All Data with The Attorney General

Supreme Court responded to the request of the Attorney General, who pointed out 'resistance' of attorneys to share information


Supreme Court president, Justice Dias Toffoli, ruled that the Car Wash Operation attorneys must send all the investigation data collected by the operation to the Attorney General's Office.

The order applies to the task forces in Curitiba, Rio de Janeiro, and São Paulo. It represents a significant defeat for the prosecutors who make up the team.

The minister gave the decision on a preliminary (provisional) basis on Wednesday (8), at the request of the PGR, which reported to the Supreme Court that it faced "resistance to the sharing and supervision of information" by the public prosecutors.

Dias Toffoli. Foto: Nelson Jr./SCO/STF - Nelson Jr./SCO/STF

The Attorney General's Office also reported to the Supreme Court that there is suspicion that Lava Jato is circumventing the law to investigate congressional leader Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), and Senate leader Davi Alcolumbre (DEM-AP), who have a privileged forum.

The process is confidential and, since it is the Car Wash Operation, the rapporteur of the case is Minister Edson Fachin.

Anticipated this Thursday (9) by Folha, the decision was given by Toffoli because, as president, he is responsible for the court during the Judiciary duty, which is in recess.

Generally, monocratic decisions by ministers are submitted to the plenary of the Supreme. This case may provoke a discussion in the STF about the limits of the MPF task forces' powers.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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