Lava Jato Symbol, Deltan Dallagnol Leaves Task Force Amid Doubts About Its Future

The Prosecutor was the task force's coordinator from its inception in 2014 but has now ceased his involvement in investigations to attend to "health issues within his family".

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - In an announcement that took the legal community by surprise, Deltan Dallagnol, coordinator and the public face of the Lava Jato task force in Curitiba, disclosed on Tuesday, September 1st, that he is leaving the operation.

In a video, Dallagnol reports that he is leaving the task force to focus on "health issues within his family". "A few weeks ago my wife and I found signs of concern in our little baby girl," he said of his daughter. "It's a decision I make as a father," he said, recalling that Lava Jato "needs backup" from . . .

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