Ricardo Lewandowski removed this Monday, 1st, the confidentiality of the electronic conversations between Moro and Lava Jato attorneys; Lula’s defense will have access
The former Minister of Justice and Public Security, Sergio Moro, commented on his Twitter about the decision of Minister Ricardo Lewandowski, of the STF, to remove the confidentiality of his conversations with the prosecutors of Operation Car Wash that took place between the years 2015 and 2017 in the case known as’Vaza Jato‘. In a statement, Moro treats the conversation as “supposed messages” and again affirmed that he does not recognize the authenticity of the words, since he “does not keep messages from years ago”. For him, documents of the type could not be used because they were obtained by hackers. “The referred messages, if true, would have been obtained by criminal means, from cell phones of Attorneys of the Republic, and therefore its use for any purpose should be regretted,” he wrote.
Moro also mentions that the decisions in Operation Car Wash were made ‘with correctness and impartiality’. “There were rejections of several requests from PF e do MPF and several acquittals (21% of the accused were acquitted) with the vast majority of convictions, including the former President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva, maintained by the Courts of Appeal and Superior Courts ”, he informed. Lewandowski’s decision paved the way for Lula’s defense to have access to the talks.
Finally, Moro said that interactions between judges, prosecutors and lawyers are common practices. “There is nothing unlawful, for example, to ask about the content of the complaint, to request a demonstration urgently in processes, including to decide on requests for provisional release or when forwarding a crime report to the MPF,” he said. Check below the statement issued by Sergio Moro on his social networks:
On the alleged messages obtained by criminal means in the incessant attempts to annul convictions for crimes of corruption: pic.twitter.com/1FVMp3PEpB
– Sergio Moro (@SF_Moro) February 1, 2021