Supreme Court Decision on Trial Procedure Could Nullify Some Lava Jato Convictions

With a vote of seven to four, the STF (Federal Supreme Court) approved today an interpretation that could lead to the annulment of Lava Jato convictions, including that of former president Lula.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The last to vote was Presiding Justice Toffoli, who, as he had already anticipated last week, was in favor of the position that defendants incriminated by whistleblowers should have the last word in filing briefs on the record, joining six other justices who voted last week.

Before Toffoli, Justice Marco Aurélio voted against the measure. He argued that current criminal procedure rules do not provide . . .

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