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Brazilian government prunes the corruption investigation “Operation Car Wash”

Saturday, July 8th 2017 - 09:41 UTC
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Brazil's federal police announced late Thursday that they are shutting down the primary task force assigned to a jumbo corruption investigation, drawing criticism from prosecutors who said it would undermine the probe. The investigation, known as “Operation Car Wash,” is Brazil's largest-ever corruption probe. It has jailed top politicians and business executives and led to allegations against President Michel Temer. Read full article

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  • MarkWhelan

    The view of this action can be viewed 2 ways, one is as portrayed in this article the other is that the officers will have a more open hand with following up the “Lava Jato” investigation. Some of the defence arguments have been based on the argument that the officers have gone beyond their limits as set down for the investigation and they have tried to have their client removed from the jurisdiction of “Moro”on this basis. This change to the task force would remove this legal argument.
    The other point is that all Police Federal funding has been reduced which has an adverse result on their actions. No passports issued, No convoy protection and now expansion of responsibility for the officers working on major corruption.
    The widening of their powers of investigation may be a good thing in the long run.

    Jul 08th, 2017 - 02:09 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • St.John

    Getting too close to members of the Braz government, no doubt. Especially too close to the Braz president.

    Jul 08th, 2017 - 02:44 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • MarkWhelan

    St.John Not too close. It has always been right on top of the Pollies. As to being too close to the president. This would only make it President # 3 so that is nothing new.

    Jul 08th, 2017 - 04:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Well, as long as there exist the protections such as:

    - Special Executive Privileges/Immunities/Benefits
    - A [bunch] of crook/s defending another
    - Revoking of the sentences or
    - Not making obligatory to complete the sentences
    - Empowering themselves to change not only the laws but the constitution as well
    - The loot need not be returned to the public;

    : The Investigations/Operations is a farce [soap opera]
    : Transformation to a “Serious Country”; a hallucination!

    Jul 09th, 2017 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    There is one you forgot, no prison time your under house arrest, time to do the garden without fellow prisoners bending your ear or taking off an ear.

    Jul 09th, 2017 - 08:09 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    #ForaTemer: https://twitter.com/ggreenwald/status/884042662260727809

    Jul 09th, 2017 - 11:34 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    @ golfcronie

    U r RIGHT!

    Happening now:
    : www.humorpolitico.com.br/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Governo-Temer-acaba-com-Lava-Jato.jpg
    : www.oantagonista.com/posts/cabral-foi-o-melhor-governador-do-rio?platform=hootsuite

    Jul 10th, 2017 - 10:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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