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12 Nov 2018, 00h18 – Posted on 12 November 2018, 00h03
Operation Judge Lava Jato and the upcoming Minister of Justice, Sergio Moro defending the deletion of ministers investigated for corruption if the charges were consistent. "It must be evaluated. I think it is a mistake that has been heard in the past that it needs to wait for the final decision. I believe that in cases of corruption, evidence is analyzed and consistency assessments are made," Moro argued in an interview with the program Fantastic, from Globo TV. "It is possible to analyze the robustness of the evidence from the start and make a judgment of value. You do not have to wait for the court to sentence."
Moro can help the elected president, Jair Bolsonaro (PSL) to make a decision to remove ministers accused of corruption, if necessary. "I will not assume the role of the Minister of Justice at the risk of sacrificing my biography, my background. This is the subject of discussion and the statement of the elected President is that no one will be protected if there is a corruption case," the judge said.
The judge also said that his role in the government would be technical and that he would not run for president in 2022. "I will not. I am not a politician I lied to. Sorry with respect to politicians, but, well, there are good politicians and bad. There are bad politicians who lack the truth. I am not lacking in truth, "he stressed. Regarding the prospect of taking a seat at the Federal Supreme Court, the future minister said that his name could be "considered" when vacancies appeared.
The judge denied that there was a conflict of interest between the activities he would undertake and the judge in Operasi Lava Jato, who investigated corruption crimes against former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. The PT was prevented from a lawsuit because the conviction in the case of plywood Guarujá (SP) was sentenced first by Moro. "The Lula problem is no longer mine, but to the court," he said.
"I made a decision regarding the former president of Lula in mid-2017, nor did I know president-elect Jair Bolsonaro. I will consolidate the development of Lava Jet in Brasilia. In part, in elections, there is a very strong feeling towards the political system, which apart from all cases corruption, doing nothing. The president was elected as someone who will change the status quo, "he said.
Regarding the issue of possession of weapons, Moro said that the current rules are restrictive and that this "cannot cause concern" for people. In his view, what is at stake with the liberation of the population to keep weapons at home is not "reduction or non-crime", but fulfillment of Bolsonaro's campaign promises. "The elected president has a commitment to voters," he said.
Asked about the legality of the position of elected Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel (PSC), who defended "the murder" of anyone carrying a rifle, Moro said that "we must speak more carefully and Witzel) to find out what was meant". Judge Lava Jato's opinion, however, "is that it seems absurd for a police officer to wait for a criminal to shoot him with a machine gun or shotgun before taking any action." He also said he had doubts about whether the law would no longer guarantee the freedom to shoot criminals suspected of in risky situations, but would consider legal remedies if needed.
The future Justice Minister said he believed it would be impossible to "build criminal policies based on shooting confrontations." And that the state must take firm action against criminal organizations and that the country cannot commit to reducing the percentage of murder.
Reduction of the majority of criminals and minorities
Regarding the reduction of the criminal majority, Moro stressed that there was no closed position from the government. "That must be discussed." Bolsonaro wants age to be reviewed for 16 years, but judges have resistance. "There is a need to protect teenagers, which is why crime is 18 years old. But I also think it makes sense to say that even a teenager between the ages of 16 and 18 already has the understanding that it is wrong to kill."
Moro also denied that Bolsonaro was pursuing a minority, such as the homosexual population. "The fact that people are heterosexual, homosexual, white, black, Asian … this really makes no difference. And nothing will change. I have good friends who are homosexuals. Some of the best people I know are homosexuals, "said the judge.