Attorney says that little boy offered bribes not to be arrested; Defense denies


The judge of the 100th Precinct of Campos dos Goytacazes, Xed Silva de Oliveira, accused the former Governor of Rio de Janeiro, Anthony Garotinho and his son Richard having offered, Wladimir through third parties, R$ the 5 million people known by the judge to avoid arrest. The complaint was made by the judge to the Electoral Regional procuration in Rio de Janeiro.

The prosecution requested the Federal Police for establishing inquiry to investigate the case. In the indictment, the judge stated that it was initially made an offer of 1.5 million R$ and after R$ 5 million in Exchange for rulings favourable to investigated.

Little boy was arrested on Wednesday (16) by the Federal Police suspected of participating in a vote-buying scheme investigated by prosecutors and by the Federal Police. According to the investigations, the irregularities occurred through the provision of a social benefit called Check.

"The facts are determined, urgent in character, by prosecutors and Federal police because the situation portrayed by the magistrate is extremely serious," said the regional electoral Prosecutor Sidney Madruga.

At night this Friday (18), the Attorney General's Office also issued on the basis of urgency crafts the State Public Ministry and the Regional Electoral Court for the prosecution in the fields to take the necessary measures to suppress illicit criminal and electoral made possible by little boy and by his son.

According to M., there are indications that little boy attempted to interfere in the work of the Federal Police and threatened one of the promoters who are in front of the Check.

Defense of little boy

The lawyer for the family of little boy, Fernando Augusto Fernandes, reported that the defense will represent against the judge for the crime of slanderous termination. "The reported by the judge, after its abuses of authority and grotesque scenes of the week, deserve an answer only and he will answer criminally by slanderous termination," said Fernandes.

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