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Brazilian House Ready to Expel Man Who Denounced Kickback Scheme in Congress

This afternoon the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to vote on a motion to expel deputy Roberto Jefferson (from the PTB party of Rio de Janeiro).The vote is secret and the motion needs 257 votes (there are 513 deputies) in order to be successful.

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Brazilian House Ready to Expel Man Who Denounced Kickback Scheme in Congress
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This afternoon the Brazilian Chamber of Deputies is scheduled to vote on a motion to expel deputy Roberto Jefferson (from the PTB party of Rio de Janeiro).The vote is secret and the motion needs 257 votes (there are 513 deputies) in order to be successful.


The motion to expel Jefferson was presented by the PL (Liberal Party) after the legislator denounced the existence of a payoff scheme in Congress, which paid members of allied parties (among them the PL) to ensure that they voted with the government.


Jefferson has not presented proof of the scheme. But he did confess to receiving US$ 1.7 million (4 million reais) from the PT in unregistered funds, which is an electoral crime.


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    NO PROOF ??????????
    So why another 18 members could be also expelled….after the investigations found they effectively received monney ?????????????

    Really curious !!!!

    Even more curious is what appeared today on the Federal Supreme Court website :
    Six lawmakers from Lula’s party today won an injunction from the country’s top court barring their ouster from congress.

    The Federal Supreme Court said in a decision published on its Web site that the lower house’s ethics committee deprived deputies Joao Paulo Cunha, Jose Mentor, Joao Magno, Paulo Rocha, Josias Gomes and Luiz Carlos da Silva of rights to a defense. The injunction calls for the house to suspend indefinitely any investigation and procedure aimed at throwing the deputies out of congress.

    Obviously…those that cannot be expelled…are ALL from the PT party !!!!!!! smile…….

    Whoaaaaaaa !!!!

    Cheers

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