The Federal Police more than doubled the team that acts in the polls involving politicians in the Supreme Court (STF) with the aim of finishing all the works before the elections this year.
Among the various operations in progress, the best known is the Car Wash (Lava Jato) that became a national icon, such as Mani Politi (Clean Hand) in Italy.
The police and prosecutors are working hard to close investigations before this year’s elections, as the largest number of defendants belong to the political class or are entrepreneurs of large economic groups, historically, financiers of electoral campaigns.
The Federal Police director general, Fernando Segovia, authorized the appointment of another 8 delegates, 7 writers and 17 criminal analysts to act in the Research Group (GINQ) responsible for the 273 criminal investigations under way in the Supreme Court.
After the conclusion of the investigations, the cases are sent to the Supreme Court, because in Brazil the politicians have a privileged condition, called “foro privilegiado” that determines that they can only be judged by that Court.