The Curmudgeon on Deputy Don

Opinion, by Michael Royster

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eric Clapton wrote a famous song entitled “I shot the sheriff” where he continues “but I did not shoot the deputy.” STF Presiding Justice Joaquim Barbosa may be singing this song now, in relation to those convicted “mensaleiros” who are now members of the Chamber of Deputies.

The reason is that on August 28th, in a secret ballot, the Chamber decided NOT to remove Deputy Natan Donadon from office. “Deputy Don . . .

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