Hacker Walter Delgatti Neto called Senator Sergio Moro (União-PR) a “contumacious criminal” after the former Curitiba judge pointed to lawsuits against Delgatti, during testimony at the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI), which investigates the coup acts of January 8, this Thursday (17).
Delgatti Neto was responsible for leaking messages exchanged between members of Operation Lava Jato, such as then-prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol and Sergio Moro. The messages released revealed a joint collaboration between prosecutors and Moro in cases involving former President Lula (PT). The content played a crucial role in the judgments conducted by the Federal Supreme Court (STF), which resulted in the declaration of suspicion of Moro in Lula’s convictions.
In this Thursday’s testimony (17), the tension between Moro and Delgatti escalated. The former judge cited convictions against the hacker for the crime of embezzlement, which would have been committed in Araraquara (SP). “Recalling that I was the victim of a persecution in Araraquara, even equivalent to the persecution that Your Excellency did with President Lula and members of the PT”, replied the hacker to Moro.
“I read the private part and I can say that you are a habitual criminal, you have committed several irregularities and crimes”, he said afterwards. Upon being warned by the president of the CPMI, deputy Arthur Maia (União Brasil-BA), for the terms used, Delgatti asked for “apologies”, an expression often used by Moro.
“The bandit here, sorry Mr. Walter, it was you who were arrested. You were convicted. Are you innocent like President Lula, then?”, asked the senator. “You were not arrested because he resorted to the prerogative of forum by function”, replied the hacker.
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Later, Sergio Moro claimed that Walter Delgatti would have invaded messaging applications of more than 170 people, including politicians such as senators Cid Gomes (PDT-CE) and Davi Alcolumbre (União Brasil-AP) and deputies Baleia Rossi (MDB-SP). and Flávio Bolsonaro (PL-RJ). “In fact, I reached the conversations you had with the then prosecutor Dallagnol and these conversations were endorsed by the STF and are used until today to annul convictions of innocent people”, said Delgatti shortly after the information brought by Moro.
Attempt to rig elections
During his testimony, Delgatti made statements that could lead to the indictment of former president Jair Bolsonaro (PL) in the final report that will be presented by the CPMI. According to the commission’s rapporteur, Senator Eliziane Gama (PSD-MA), he said that the information collected so far provides “strong conditions to indict Jair Bolsonaro. There is no doubt that we will proceed with the indictment.”
To parliamentarians, hacker Walter Delgatti Neto said that former Minister of Defense Paulo Sérgio Nogueira de Oliveira facilitated access to the folder’s headquarters, in Brasília, and to employees specializing in information technology to try to create a false source code for the ballot boxes. electronic devices in order to rig the 2022 presidential elections.
The bridge between Paulo Sérgio Nogueira and Walter Delgatti Neto would have been made by former president Jair Bolsonaro himself after a meeting at Palácio do Alvorada, which would have taken place on August 10 last year. On the occasion, according to the hacker, Bolsonaro, federal deputy Carla Zambelli (PL-SP), former aide Mauro Cid and presidential advisor Marcelo Câmara were present.
“The conversation was very technical until the president told me: I don’t understand the technical part, I’ll send you to the Ministry of Defense, through General Marcelo Câmara, and there you explain, despite Marcelo Câmara’s resistance to taking it”, said Walter Delgatti Neto to the parliamentarians of the Joint Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry (CPMI), which investigates the coup acts of January 8, this Thursday (17).
“He told me that I would be saving Brazil. This conversation evolved and reached the technical part. I received a guarantee of protection, I would receive a pardon from the president. .”
In total, the hacker stated that he went to the Ministry of Defense five times in meetings with former minister Paulo Sérgio Nogueira and with information technology personnel. “They went to the TSE (Superior Electoral Court) and gave me what they saw. They kind of memorized what they saw in the code and passed it to me, and I gave guidelines”, he detailed.
Clamp against Moraes
Hacker Walter Delgatti Neto also claimed that Jair Bolsonaro asked him to take over a wiretap that would have been made against Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF), during a call mediated by federal deputy Carla Zambelli (PL-SP).
“The president got in touch with me through an apparently new cell phone, with a chip inserted at that time. They had managed to get a wiretap from Minister Alexandre de Moraes, who would have compromising conversations, and they needed me to assume responsibility for this wiretap”, he said.
The connection allegedly took place at a gas station, near Ribeirão Preto, in the interior of São Paulo. Shortly before, Zambelli would have called Walter Delgatti Neto and said he needed to deal with an urgent matter. Soon after, a parliamentary driver would have picked up the hacker to take him to the location.
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“This wiretap would be enough for an action against the minister and to redo the elections. I agreed to take over because it was a proposal from the President of the Republic. Then Carla Zambelli said that it would be necessary to invade some justice systems to demonstrate the fragility of the systems, the Bolsonaro’s request,” said Delgatti.
It was at this moment that the hacker would have inserted release permits and an arrest warrant against the Minister of the Federal Supreme Court Alexandre de Moraes in the National Prison Monitoring Bank of the National Council of Justice (CNJ). The insertions were made between January 4 and 6 of this year, days before the acts that culminated in the invasion and depredation of the Três Poderes buildings, in Brasília.
Delgatti was arrested on August 2 due to investigations into the invasions of the CNJ system. The facts investigated, according to the PF, “configure, in theory, the crimes of invasion of a computer device and ideological falsehood”.
Editing: Thalita Pires