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Brazilian ex presidential candidate charged with passive corruption and obstruction of justice

Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 18:16 UTC
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Justices from the First Panel of the Brazilian Supreme Federal Court (STF) voted, on Tuesday (17), accepting the charges filed by the Prosecutor General's Office against senator Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG), and former presidential candidate, accused of passive corruption and obstruction of justice. Read full article


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  • :o))

    “Under Brazilian law, federal lawmakers, members of the executive branch and thousands of other officials can only be tried by the Supreme Court”
    You MUST be joking to think of a solution!

    Apr 19th, 2018 - 07:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DonMateo

    In Argentina he would be in the senate and get fueras for 20 years.

    Apr 19th, 2018 - 09:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    He IS in the Senate; that's why he can only be tried by the Supreme Court, who have such a backlog that crimes often go past their statute of limitation while waiting and the criminal gets off.

    Apr 19th, 2018 - 10:42 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    That should all change when political immunity for Congressional members - except for the presidents of both Houses - is revoked on May 2nd...

    Apr 19th, 2018 - 05:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • DemonTree

    I'm looking forward to it. :)

    Apr 19th, 2018 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
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    REF: “He IS in the Senate”:

    Well, as long as they - Aecio, Maluf & Co - can continue to hold on to their titles, continue to enjoy the “Special Benefits” + the FAT salaries which go with the titles and as long as they do NOT need to return their illicit wealth; they have very little to complain/worry about.

    In the 5-Star prisons; their stay usually is very BRIEF. Hence, ALL they have to do is to find a sympathetic ear, FAKE an illness or exaggerate the symptoms of any minor illness and - thanks to Gilmar & Co - they are back in their luxurious homes for good!

    REF: “Under Brazilian law”: The laws signed in by the crooks:

    Gilmar & Co. have reasons to be considerate & sympathetic; since they [directly & indirectly] and their beloved oranges [associates] are also under investigations and maybe charged - sooner or later. So in turn - when it's THEIR turn - they WILL accept & demand the very same LEGAL considerations to escape with minor/negligible punishments.

    In “this” democracy; anything & everything is possible; if one coughs-up sufficient dough and accepts the “Price-Tags” which go with the “services” rendered.

    Apr 20th, 2018 - 11:32 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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