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Attorney General to investigate Presidency’s Chief of Staff

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The Attorney General, Rodrigo Janot, has requested the Federal Supreme Court (STF) authorization to initiate ¬†investigation procedures President Temer’s Chief of Staff, Eliseu Padilha, for an environmental crime. A Company which has Padilha as partner is suspected of building a drainage canal in a permanent preservation area in the city of Palmares do Sul. Under Brazilian law, only the Supreme Court can authorize the investigation, detention and indictment of Cabinet ministers and legislators.