Lava Jato Reacts to Criticism by PGR Augusto Aras: “Generic and Unfounded Attacks”

Federal prosecutors and the Office of the Prosecutor General clashed after Aras ordered a search for data held by the Lava Jato task forces in Paraná, São Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - After sharp criticism of Operation Lava Jato by Federal Prosecutor General (PGR) Augusto Aras, members of the task force in Paraná reacted with a note of repudiation to what they referred to as 'generic attacks', 'unfounded statements' and 'inferences'.

The note released on Wednesday, July 29th, rebuts points raised by the head of the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF). On a live broadcast, Aras criticized the lack of transparency in the database retained by Lava Jato and said it is necessary to correct abuses and overcome the so-called 'lavajatism'.

"Generic and unfounded attacks on the . . .

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