MercoPress, en Español

Montevideo, November 17th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

Rousseff government clashes with Federal Accounts Court

Tuesday, October 6th 2015 - 12:16 UTC
Full article 4 comments
Attorney General Adams said Judge Augusto Nardes from the TCU had erred in making his position public ahead of Wednesday's expected vote. Attorney General Adams said Judge Augusto Nardes from the TCU had erred in making his position public ahead of Wednesday's expected vote.
Delaying repayments to state-run banks helped Rousseff continue funding social programs while improving the nation's fiscal accounts in her first term Delaying repayments to state-run banks helped Rousseff continue funding social programs while improving the nation's fiscal accounts in her first term
Nardes recommended the seven other TCU judges to reject Rousseff's accounts because of the practice, but the briefing somehow appeared in media outlets. Nardes recommended the seven other TCU judges to reject Rousseff's accounts because of the practice, but the briefing somehow appeared in media outlets.

Brazil's attorney general argued on Sunday for the removal of a judge overseeing an investigation of embattled President Dilma Rousseff's accounts, a last-minute attempt to avoid a ruling that could lead to her impeachment.

 Attorney General Luis Inacio Adams said Judge Augusto Nardes of the Federal Accounts Court, or TCU, had erred in making his position on the government's delayed repayments to state-run banks public ahead of Wednesday's expected vote.

Adams said he planned to present the argument for Nardes' suspension to the TCU. A decision on Nardes before Wednesday's vote will likely prove difficult.

“It is forbidden for a magistrate to express by any means of communication his opinion on a process before it is judged,” Adams said in a rare weekend press conference.

Delaying repayments to state-run banks helped Rousseff continue funding social programs while improving the nation's fiscal accounts in her first term, ahead of her narrow win in last year's presidential election.

Nardes recommended the seven other TCU judges reject Rousseff's accounts because of the practice, two court officials briefed on the matter and his position appeared in several local media outlets.

Although not legally binding, a TCU ruling to reject the accounts would give the opposition ammunition to seek Rousseff's impeachment. The populist leader has been weakened by the worst economic crisis in three decades and has seen her popular approval as well as her congressional support erode.

Rousseff's planning minister and justice minister also pleaded for a technical, non-political ruling on the accounts.

Categories: Politics, Brazil.

Top Comments

Disclaimer & comment rules
  • Brasileiro

    The corrupt want to overthrow the president so that they can continue stealing Brazil. Mr. Nardes is a thief who favored his son in corrupt dealings. The two are being processed by prosecutors.

    This Mister although a magistrate serves the interests of the PSDB and even already declared his vote against the government several times. A judge can not declare their vote before the trial.

    Oct 06th, 2015 - 01:31 pm 0
  • Conqueror

    @1. Thank you, Brassie. Your “opinion” and defence of Rousseff has made the whole situation crystal clear.

    She's guilty. Get her impeached, thrown into prison and start the trial. Then get after da Silva.

    Rousseff is 67. So 30 years would be about right. da Silva will soon be 70. 30 years for him as well. Nice 6 foot by 6 foot cells. Solitary. So they can sit and regret their crimes. And a bin Laden funeral. Tipped overboard somewhere at sea.

    Oct 06th, 2015 - 02:00 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @1 brasshole (the one with 'shit for brains')
    The PT is desperate, inventing new rules as they go along, in order to avoid the possibility of fat ass facing impeachment. The fact that Judge Nardes has ruled against the PT before, is only logical : that is what usually happens when the defendant is guilty. Fat ass broke the Law, fat ass needs to go !

    Oct 07th, 2015 - 05:03 pm 0
Read all comments

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!