Supreme Court dismisses Car Wash Investigations

Migalhas article analyzes decision by Justice Gilmar Mendes, of the Brazilian Supreme Court, which accepted a request from Ráo & Lago Advogados, Sepúlveda Pertence Sociedade de Advogados and Almeida Castro Advogados to close police investigations of the 64th phase of Operation Lava Jato, launched in August 2019 by the Federal Court of Curitiba.

In the decision, Justice Mendes understood that “the defense is justified when it alleges that search and seizure measures were triggered and investigations continued for an unreasonable period based only on the statements of the collaborator Antônio Palocci, without the existence of external elements of corroboration”.


See article (Portuguese only).