The court rejects key evidence from prosecutors in the Odebrecht case

A setback to the public ministry’s legal action at this time was related to the indictment of six people involved in the Odebrecht bribery, the difficulty in translating two key documents by a judicial translator, which prevented the agency from appearing before the judges of the National District First College Court.

Its value is an important category for lawyers because by these it sought to prove its indictment against the panel of defendants.

The court, headed by Gisele Monts and headed by Tania Younes and Giselle Naranzo, made the decision after partially accepting a resolution put forward by Andres Batista and Conrado Pitaluca, which included Angel Rondon, Vector Diaz Rhea, Tommy Cullen and Roberto Rodrigues.

Court arguments

The judges unanimously considered that the documents containing the evidence were 1; 1.1; And 1.2 of the Ministry of Public Works, which are in Portuguese, and due to this peculiarity cannot enter into the inquiry to be taken into account, except those translated into Spanish.

“We have verified that the documents are in Spanish and the documents are in foreign languages, so we will only accept the ones in Spanish,” said the head of the court, who considered the absence of a court translator. Any document in Portuguese language should be excluded ”.

Two main tests
Both sources include a case in which a Brazilian multinational company pleaded guilty to bribery in the country from 2001 to 2014, and a soft agreement between the Brazilian prime minister, the US judiciary and the Swiss attorney general. Office. However, the judges will allow the Ministry of Public Works to combine 1.3 sources in the discussion; 1.4; 1.5 and 1.6, to establish whether the Court respects the objections issued by Marcos Vasconcelos Cruz and other collaborators.

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Similarly, the court adjourned the hearing on the qualifications today, Tuesday, at 9:00 am, to continue to provide documentary evidence by the accused company.

The content of the experiments
Tests 1; 1.1; 1.2, linked to the six defendants involved in this process, the communication sent to Jean-Alain Rodriguez, which includes the US-DOJ petition agreement, the Brazilian lenency agreement and the statements of Marcos von Concelos Cruz with the respective confirmation data.

According to the evidence established in the indictment, the evidence comes first, from the Brazilian Ministry of Public Works, the US Department of Justice and the Swiss Attorney General’s Office, to the fact that the Dominican Republic, through intermediaries and public officials, secured the award of construction contracts for certain infrastructure projects in various countries during the period 2001 to 2014. Odebrecht agreed to pay.

Security speaks
Is called to opt out.

Angel Rondan’s defense attorney, Jose Miguel Minier, asked lawyer Miriam German Britto to “withdraw from the charge”, considering it a “circus for Dominican justice”.

Miner reiterated his suggestion that representatives of the public ministry should drop their allegations and, therefore, conclude the investigation into the Odebrecht case.

Díaz Rúa case
For his part, Miguel Valerio, the lawyer for Diaz Rhea, considered the consensus agreement to be waived because it was in Portuguese, and the entire file of the award-winning denunciations of the Autobright executives was excluded.

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