Brazil’s Supreme Orders Inquiry on Government’s Vote-Buying Scheme

Brazil’s Supreme Court (Supremo Tribunal Federal) (STF) has ordered an investigation into whether or not there was a congressional payoff scheme in which some members of Congress received “monthly allowances” (mesadas) for voting with the government.

Chief Justice, Nelson Jobim, gave instructions to the Federal Police, authorizing them to analyze documents and identify any member of the government, including the Congress, who signed receipts or made withdrawals from bank accounts belonging to adman, Marcos Valério. Valério is accused of being the COO of the payoff scheme.


The Brazilian Federal Police informed they already have all the documents they need and that the officers in charge of the investigations have started their work.


They will examine all the names of people who withdrew money from Marco Valério’s account at the Banco Rural branch, in Brasí­lia.


At the moment, a Parliamentary Investigation Commission (CPI) is investigating the case as well.


ABr

Tags:

  • Show Comments (0)

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

comment *

  • name *

  • email *

  • website *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Ads

You May Also Like

Brazilian exports

Brazil Exports Start Month with a Bang

In just one business day this month, which was Friday last week, Brazilian exports ...

After 9% Growth in 2007, Construction in Brazil to Expand 10% This Year

Brazil's civil construction sector grew 9% last year and should grow another 10% this ...

Brazil to Export 36% More Cars in 2004

Renault Brazil exported to an Arab country for the first time this year. According ...

Judiciary Pointed as Main Obstacle to Agrarian Reform in Brazil

Brazil’s federal government and Brazilian social organizations initiated debates today on the proposals the ...

Brazilian Exporters Abandon Dollar in Favor of Euro

The euro is presenting itself as an alternative for Brazilian exporters when faced with ...

Brazilian Exports Reach US$ 111 Billion With US$ 30 Billion Surplus

Brazilian foreign sales totaled US$ 3.121 billion last week, a slight reduction when compared ...

Brazil Takes to Brussels Its Ideas for a WTO Revamping

Brazil’s Minister of Institutional Relations, Jaques Wagner, participates today, in Brussels, Belgium, on the ...

Two New Laws for Brazil’s Disabled

Yesterday, December 2, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva signed a decree regulating ...

Brazil Gets Closer to Kenya

The Ministers of Foreign Relations of Brazil and Kenya will establish a commission to ...

Brazil Getting Ready for 32 Million Elderly

By 2050, the number of people in Brazil over the age of 60 will ...