Minister of Justice, Ricardo Lewandowski. Jose Cruz/Agência Brasil
The former STF minister, Ricardo Lewandowski, officially assumes command of the Ministry of Justice and Public Security this Thursday (1st). His appointment as minister was published in January in the Official Gazette of the Union, and the inauguration ceremony is scheduled for today, 11 am, at Palácio do Planalto.
Flávio Dino left the portfolio this Wednesday (31st), and will remain as senator for 22 days until his inauguration at the STF, as minister, which is scheduled for February 22nd.
The changes to the department’s team have already appeared in the Official Gazette. Ricardo Capelli, who was executive secretary, and even served as interim minister for a few weeks, was dismissed. Vice-president Geraldo Alckmin announced that he will assume the presidency of the Brazilian Industrial Development Agency (ABDI). The number 2 at the Ministry of Justice, in place of Cappelli, will be jurist and professor Manoel Carlos de Almeida Neto.
The dismissal of Diego Galdino de Araújo, who was deputy executive secretary, was also announced. He was even dismissed at the beginning of January, but the Ministry of Justice backed down and appointed him again to help with the transition. A replacement has not been named.
Francisco Tadeu Barbosa de Alencar also leaves the National Public Security Secretariat and takes his place with the Attorney General of São Paulo, Mario Luiz Sarrubbo. Augusto de Arruda Botelho was also dismissed from his position as National Secretary of Justice, with no replacement yet.
Rafael Velasco Brandani also leaves the National Secretariat for Penal Policies. The replacement has not been named yet, but the Secretary of Justice of Espírito Santo, André Garcia, should take his place.
Two colonels arrested suspected of omission in the acts of January 8 are transferred to paid reserve