New messages published this Sunday suggest that the former Brazilian judge Sergio Moro, current minister of Jair Bolsonaro, directed prosecutors of the Lava Jato operation to reveal information offered by Odebrecht about the corruption scandal in Venezuela and that they were under secrecy.
The newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, in association with the medium The Intercept Brazil, published new messages exchanged through the Telegram application between Moro and various prosecutors of the Lava Jato operation, including Deltan Dallagnol.
According to the same, members of the Lava Jato operation were mobilized to expose information under the secrecy of a summary on corruption in Venezuela after receiving a suggestion in August of the then federal judge.
The dialogues, sent by an anonymous source to The Intercept Brazil and analyzed by the Folha de Sao Paulo newspaper, indicate that the main objective of the initiative was to give a political response to the political hardening of the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro.
"Maybe it's time to make public the Odebrecht denunciation about bribes in Venezuela," said then magistrate Sergio Moro.
At the suggestion, the prosecutor Deltan Dallagnoll responds: "I agree, there are some limitations in the agreement so we have to see how we do it, and even more, I think it is time to offer accusations here for international laundering against those responsible there. There are tests. "
He adds: "There will be criticism and a price, but it is worth paying to expose and contribute to the Venezuelans."
In 2016, Odebrecht decided to cooperate with the courts and acknowledged that it had paid bribes in Venezuela, but the details were under summary secrecy as determined by the Supreme Court of Brazil, the highest court in the country.
According to Folha de Sao Paulo, two Venezuelan prosecutors arrived in Brazil in 2017 and the messages suggest that the visit was seen by prosecutors as an opportunity to display information about Odebrecht's denunciation of Venezuela.
Two weeks after the arrival of the prosecutors, the former Venezuelan attorney general, Luisa Ortega Díaz, who went into exile after her divorce from the government of Nicolás Maduro, published on her website two videos with excerpts from the former Odebrecht director in Venezuela Euzenando Azevedo on contributions made by the company to the Maduro campaign.
After the disclosure of the messages, Moro came to the step in his Twitter account and questioned the Brazilian newspaper.
"New crimes committed by the Lava Jato operation according to Folha de Sao Paulo and its new partner, alleged discussions to make Odebrecht bribery crimes public in Venezuela, a country in which judges and prosecutors are persecuted and can not act autonomously. Seriously? Moro asked.
The leaks made this Sunday by Folha de Sao Paulo are added to those already made by The Intercept Brazil, which have questioned the impartiality of former magistrate Moro, mainly in the case that led to the imprisonment of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (2003-2010).
A survey published the day before and carried out by the Datafolha institute indicates that for 58% of the interviewees the conversations between Moro and the prosecutors are inadequate, although the majority (54%) also consider that the Lula prison was fair.
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