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Brazilian Federal Supreme Court annuls evidence seized in domiciles that did not appear in the court order

Unanimously, the Second Chamber of the Brazilian Federal Supreme Court (STF) declared unlawful the evidence obtained in search and seizure made during Public Company's proceedings, which established a supposed kickback scheme and evasion within the scope of the State Revenue of Paraná. The decision was made in the judgment of the Habeas Corpus (HC) 144159 and 163461, filed in favor of the businessmen Antônio Pereira Junior and Leila Maria Raimundo Pereira, accused of the crime of money laundering as a result of the investigations. According to the collegiate, the diligence was illegal, because it was carried out in a place different from that specified in the court order.

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