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First Chamber condemns representative Paulo Maluf for crime of fraudulent misrepresentation for electoral purposes

Unanimously, the First Chamber of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) sentenced the deposed Federal Representative Paulo Maluf (PP-SP) into 2 years and 9 months of imprisonment, in the initial term of semi-open conditions, converted into house arrest, for the practice of fraudulent misrepresentation for electoral purposes, provided for in article 350 of the Electoral Code. The Justices further decided for the communication of the decision to the Bureau of the House of Representatives, for it to declare the loss of the elective term of the convicted person due to his impossibility to attend the sessions (article 55, paragraph III, subsection 3, of the Federal Constitution). The decision was taken at the trial of Criminal Action (AP) 968, held on Tuesday (22).

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