The Brazilian Association of Jurists for Democracy (ABJD) filed a disciplinary complaint against prosecutors of the Republic Deltan Dallagnol and Athayde Ribeiro Costa, at the National Council of the Public Ministry (CNMP), this Monday (18th).
The entity requests the investigation of the prosecutors who would have negotiated the terms of the winning denunciation of the former president of Petrobras, Pedro Barusco, one of the first whistleblowers of Operation Lava Jato, with the objective of including names of the Workers’ Party in the list of figures and institutions denounced.
The complaint was published through a report on the website Diário do Centro do Mundo (DCM), about dialogues between prosecutors via cell phone messages.
In a note, the ABJD jurists stated that the “case is extremely serious”. “The fact involving a possible falsification of the testimony of a witness by public prosecutors, to harm one or more defendants, with clear political intentions, configures several crimes, including imprisonment, and makes up the series of revelations already made by a one of the biggest scandals ever seen in the history of Brazilian criminal justice.”
The complaint points out that Dallagnol and Costa may have infringed article 80 of the Code of Civil Procedure, based on the accusation of abuse of rights, violation of the duties of procedural loyalty and ethical behavior.
The legislation that regulated the institute of awarded whistleblower in Brazil (Law No. 12,850, of August 2, 2013) also expressly prohibits the authorities from interfering in the whistleblower’s report, either by requesting the inclusion of changes or removal of excerpts, for example.
Edition: Leandro Melito