Judge Herman Benjamin, rapporteur for the lawsuit seeking the cassation of the Dilma-Temer plaque, defended today the June 7 validity of the testimony and evidence of the Odebrecht contractor joining the proceedings.
The validity was contested in three preliminary questions interposed by the defenses of Dilma Rousseff and Michel Temer. Among other reasons, lawyers alleged that the statements were included based on leaks in the press, even before the Federal Supreme Court (STF) ratified Odebrecht’s award-winning agreements in Operation Lava Jato.
The minister said on Wednesday, after the resumption of the trial initiated yesterday (6), that there is in the action no content leaked by the press, but only testimonies and evidence collected by himself, after it has become public and notorious the fact That Odebrecht executives had signed an award-winning collaboration agreement. “Only the isolated Indians of the Amazon did not know,” he said.
Benjamin pointed out that the testimony of Odebrecht executives to the TSE was authorized by Minister Edson Fachin, Lava Jato’s rapporteur at STF.