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Supreme Court to investigate 64 Brazilian lawmakers and 8 members of the cabinet


Plus55.com | 11/04/2017

Brazilian Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin, who oversees Operation Car Wash, has opened investigations against 8 members of the cabinet, 24 senators, and 40 representatives. The list includes the heads of both congressional houses who are in the presidential succession line. All the investigations relate to corruption schemes.

According to newspaper Estadão, three governors and 24 other politicians will be placed under investigation. The list even includes a member of the Federal Accounts Court – a sort of audit tribunal that should monitor public spending and avoid corruption.

In fact, the list of crimes is as vast as the number of parties involved. It ranges from corruption to money laundering to fraud.

Senador Aécio Neves, the runner-up in the 2014 presidential election, is the subject of five separate criminal cases. President Michel Temer’s name figures in some cases, but the head of state enjoys “temporary immunity.” That’s why he was not placed under investigation.

The list of politicians who are now under investigation comes after the Prosecutor-General asked for the indictment of 83 politicians at the federal level.

What happens now

1. Investigators will gather evidence to see if there’s proof of any wrongdoing
2. At the end of the investigation phase, prosecutors must press charges or ask for the dismissal of the case
3. Supreme Court Justices must accept or dismiss the indictment requests

Who’s on the list?

Members of the Cabinet

Eliseu Padilha (Chief of Staff)
Moreira Franco (Secretary-General of the Presidency)
Gilberto Kassab (Science and Technology)
Helder Barbalho (National Integration)
Aloysio Nunes (Foreign Affairs)
Bruno Araújo (Cities)
Marcos Pereira (Industry, Trading, and Services)
Blairo Maggi (Agriculture)
Governors

Renan Filho (Alagoas)
Robinson Faria (Rio Grande do Norte)
Tião Viana (Acre)
Senators

Vanessa Grazziotin (PCdoB-AM)
Eunício Oliveira (PMDB-CE)
Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL)
Romero Jucá (PMDB-RR)
Edison Lobão (PMDB-MA)
Kátia Abreu (PMDB-TO)
Eduardo Braga (PMDB-AM)
Valdir Raupp (PMDB-RO)
Ciro Nogueira (PP-PI)
Ivo Cassol (PP-RO)
Fernando Bezerra Coelho (PSB-PE)
Lidice da Mata (PSB-BA)
Omar Aziz (PSD-AM)
Aécio Neves (PSDB-MG)
Antonio Anastasia (PSDB-MG)
Cássio Cunha Lima (PSDB-PB)
Dalirio Beber (PSDB-SC)
José Serra (PSDB-SP)
Ricardo Ferraço (PSDB-ES)
Paulo Rocha (PT-PA)
Humberto Costa (PT-PE)
Jorge Viana (PT-AC)
Lindbergh Farias (PT-RJ)
Fernando Collor de Mello (PTC-AL)
Representatives

Rodrigo Maia (DEM-RJ), Speaker
José Carlos Aleluia (DEM-BA)
Onyx Lorenzoni (DEM-RS)
Rodrigo Garcia (DEM-SP)
Daniel Almeida (PCdoB-BA)
Pedro Paulo (PMDB-RJ)
Lúcio Vieira Lima (PMDB-BA)
Mário Negromonte Jr. (PP-BA)
Paulo Henrique Lustosa (PP-CE)
Cacá Leão (PP-BA)
Dimas Fabiano Toledo (PP-MG)
Júlio Lopes (PP-RJ)
Arthur Oliveira Maia (PPS-BA)
João Carlos Bacelar (PR-BA)
Milton Monti (PR-SP)
Jutahy Júnior (PSDB-BA)
Yeda Crusius (PSDB-RS)
João Paulo Papa (PSDB-SP)
Betinho Gomes (PSDB-PE)
Marco Maia (PT-RS)
Carlos Zarattini (PT-SP)
Nelson Pellegrino (PT-BA)
Maria do Rosário (PT-RS)
Vicente “Vicentinho” Paulo da Silva (PT-SP)
Vander Loubet (PT-MS)
Zeca Dirceu (PT-SP)
Zeca do PT (PT-MS)
Vicente Cândido (PT-SP)
Arlindo Chinaglia (PT-SP)
Décio Lima (PT-SC)
Paes Landim (PTB-PI)
Paulinho da Força (SD-SP)

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