Supreme Court Invalidates the Use of A Complaint Disclosed by Moro in Criminal Action against Lula

Ministers understood that the then judge of the Lava Jato acted politically to lift the secrecy of the piece six days before the first round of the 2018 election


The Supreme Court decided on Tuesday (4) that the exonerated plea from ex-minister Antonio Palocci cannot be used in the criminal lawsuit against ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (PT).

The court found it illegal for then judge Sergio Moro to include Palocci's collaboration in the case file that investigates whether Odebrecht donated land for the construction of the Lula Institute was illegal.

The inclusion in the case occurred six days before the first round of the 2018 presidential election. For the Supreme Court justices Gilmar Mendes and Ricardo Lewandowski, it was intended to create a political fact in the election that year.

Former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Credit:Rede TVT - Rede TVT no Youtube

Barred from competing for the Clean Record Law, Lula was replaced by Fernando Haddad as PT candidate for the Presidency. Jair Bolsonaro defeated him.

By way of note, Moro countered Lewandowski and Gilmar's claims and denied that he had not acted impartially during the case.

According to the former magistrate, Palocci had already given evidence in the process and the complaint did not present any new evidence in the case.

Translated by Kiratiana Freelon

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