TRE begins trial that could revoke Sergio Moro’s mandate


The Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of Paraná recently began, in Curitiba, the trial of processes that could lead to the revocation of the mandate of senator Sergio Moro (União-PR), former judge of Operation Lava Jato.

Two actions filed by PT and PL will be judged in the Electoral Court. The parties accuse Moro of abuse of economic power due to alleged irregular spending in the pre-campaign period in 2022.

In December last year, the Public Electoral Ministry (MPE) of Paraná defended the revocation of the senator’s mandate. In the prosecutors’ understanding, there was “excessive use of financial resources” in the period leading up to the official electoral campaign in 2022.

In 2021, Moro was at Podemos and carried out pre-candidacy acts for the Presidency of the Republic. He then left the party and began campaigning for the Senate. According to the accusation, there was an “illegal disadvantage” in favor of other candidates for the position of senator due to the “high financial investments” made before Moro ran for the Senate.

Expenditures of approximately R$2 million were mentioned on Moro’s membership event with Podemos and on hiring video production and consultancies.

If Sergio Moro’s mandate is revoked, an appeal will be made to the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), in Brasília. However, if the possible conviction is maintained, new elections for the Senate must be called in Paraná.

During the process, the senator’s defense denied irregularities and highlighted that the accusations have a “political connotation”. For defense, pre-campaign expenses for the Presidency cannot be counted in the campaign for the Senate, since one position is subject to national voting and the other only in Paraná.

The article is in Portuguese


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