Defense speaks out against revocation of Moro’s mandate

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The defense of senator Sergio Moro (União-PR) spoke out, this Monday (1st), in favor of maintaining the parliamentarian’s mandate. This afternoon, the Regional Electoral Court (TRE) of Paraná began judging the processes that could lead to the revocation of Moro’s mandate.

The revocation was requested in actions filed by the PT and the PL 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 2021, Moro was at Podemos and carried out pre-candidacy acts for the Presidency of the Republic. According to the accusation, there was an “illegal disadvantage” in favor of the other candidates for the position of senator due to the “high financial investments” made before Moro left the party and decided to run for the Senate for União Brasil.

According to the accusation, approximately R$2 million was spent from the Party Fund on Moro’s membership event for Podemos and on hiring video production for personal promotion, electoral consultancy, among other expenses.

According to lawyer Gustavo Guedes, Moro was not elected in Paraná due to the supposed “more robust” pre-campaign, as the parties accuse.

“No one is judging Lava Jato here, but we can’t forget where it came from. [ Moro] he came. We cannot forget that people demonstrated in front of the Federal Court or throughout Paraná in his name,” he said.

Regarding the expenses, Guedes said that the amounts were “inflated” by the accusation. “There was no slush fund in the elections, there were no irregularities. So, a very creative thesis of abuse in the pre-campaign is created”, he added.

The trial continues for the Electoral Public Ministry (MPE) to demonstrate. The vote will then be opened with the vote of the rapporteur, judge Luciano Carrasco Falavinha Souza. Six more magistrates will be able to vote.

The TRE reserved two more sessions for the 3rd and 8th of April to finish the trial, if there is no conclusion today.

The article is in Portuguese

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