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André Melo Andrade / Estadão ContentsThis week, Wilson Witzel’s defense tried a maneuver in the STF, but ended up frustrated

It is scheduled for this Wednesday, 7, at the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro, where the mixed commission that deals with impeachment of the governor Wilson Witzel, a key testimony for completing this process. The former Secretary of Health of Rio, Edmar Santos, will be heard by the five deputies and five judges. He was Wilson Witzel’s right-hand man, was even arrested and with him more than R $ 8 million in cash in national and foreign currency were seized.

However, he closed a collaboration agreement with the Attorney General’s Office and told how corruption schemes in the Witzel administration worked, including including the health area. In this case, many irregularities in purchases and emergency contracts for the pandemic of the Covid-19. Wilson Witzel is due to be heard for the first time by the mixed court next Thursday. This week, his defense tried a maneuver in the STF, but ended up frustrated. She called for the Witzel process to be suspended, claiming that she did not have full access to Edmar Santos’ award-winning collaboration. The STF denied the request.

* With information from reporter Rodriga Viga

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