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Brazilian politics at its best: nepotism and a sentenced rapist to Congress

Wednesday, January 10th 2018 - 10:03 UTC
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The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years. The future minister Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years.
Cristiane will be replaced in Congress by Nelson Nahim, sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2016 after a judge found him guilty of submitting girls to prostitution Cristiane will be replaced in Congress by Nelson Nahim, sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2016 after a judge found him guilty of submitting girls to prostitution

Brazilian president Michel Temer's latest cabinet reshuffle has not been very encouraging or in accordance with his survival abilities so far. In effect the candidate named as future minister of Labor had to reach a debt payment deal with a driver that provided services to the family, and the politician who will be replacing her in Congress was sentenced for raping minors.

 The future minister belonging to a coalition party, Cristiane Brasil, was ordered to pay a labor debt to a driver who provided services to her family for three years. She also signed an agreement with another driver in order to prevent new adverse judgment.

Both cases were closed this year, and she was ordered to pay a total of R$ 74,000 (US$ 22,000). The amount is related to overtime, vacation, 13th month salary, unemployment benefit fund, severance pay and fines. The case was revealed by the website “G1”.

The proceeding against Cristiane Brasil was filed by driver Fernando Fernandes Dias. He claims he had worked for the future minister of labor between November 2011 and December 2014 without any records in his work and social security card. The driver also claims he had to work 19 hours a day, five times a week.

Cristiane Brasil did not testify and sent a representative to the hearing, who was not fully aware of the facts. The award was calculated at R$ 60,500 (US$ 18,700) and has not been fully paid.

Driver Leonardo Eugênio de Almeida Moreira worked for the congresswoman's family between June 2014 and October 2015. He claims he was hired without any records in his work and social security card and that he was dismissed without severance pay.

Congress woman Cristiane Brasil is the daughter of the leader of the government-allied Brazilian Labor Party, Roberto Jefferson.

She will be replaced in Congress by Nelson Nahim, 60, who was sentenced to 12 years in prison in 2016 after a judge found him guilty of submitting a 15-year-old girl to prostitution, rape and intimidating behavior.

Nahim was a regular client at a prostitution ring in which girls were kept against their will, drugged and forced to have sex, according to the prosecutor’s allegations. He was accused of having sex with two 15-year-old girls and sentenced to 12 years in prison. However, he only served four months of his sentence after he successfully appealed at the Supreme Court.

Nahim, who is a member of President Temer’s Democratic Movement Party will take his seat in the legislative next month, after Congress returns from recess.

It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of children in Brazil are trapped in prostitution either by economic necessity, threats of violence by pimps and criminals, or drug addiction.

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  • golfcronie

    Brazil, sounds like a wonderful country to live in if you are a minor, what is wrong with these South American countries? They all seem to be stuck in the 16th Century, corruption on a grand scale, child prostitutes and so on and so forth.Thank God I don't live there anymore.

    Jan 10th, 2018 - 11:07 am 0
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    @golfcronie

    REF: “sentenced rapist to Congress”:

    Should read as: “Sentenced rapist to a THOROUGHLY Corrupt Congress”

    You are right - even Brazilians prefer not to live in Brazil and quite a few [better educated, more intelligent] of them have already left the country [for good].
    REF:
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-corruption/brazil-doubles-investigators-in-corruption-cases-against-sitting-politicians-idUSKBN1ET28P?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Reuters%2FworldNews+%28Reuters+World+News%29 |

    No matter how good and how serious their intentions are; I wonder if all these investigations REALLY can
    #1: punish the corrupt and more importantly,
    #2: manage to receive back ALL the stolen TRILLIONS [which thousands of them have been stealing - regularly and repeatedly - for nearly twenty five or so years]!

    Jan 10th, 2018 - 04:15 pm 0
  • Jack Bauer

    Temer's choice of the future (probably not-to-be) Labour Minister, and his insistence (in order to consolidate votes in favour of the reform of the pension system), is lamentable. Besides being the daughter of one of those condemned (in 2012) in the PT''s “mensalão” corruption scheme , which in itself does not NECESSARILY incriminate her - but it does, as she has followed in her father's footsteps ; If even in simple cases like labour relationships, she breaks the Law and has been condemned twice, and STILL does not comply with the court's decision, what to expect of her when she is given a millionaire budget to administer ? The fact she dresses, looks like and speaks like a cheap whore, does nothing for her....the sad side of all this, is that one concludes that there is virtually no one in Congress that is not a thief, or one in the making, and fit to be appointed to a ministerial position ; “Que situação de me**a !”

    Jan 10th, 2018 - 06:01 pm 0
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