Unanimously, the Federal Regional Court (TRF) of the 1st Region, headquartered in Brasília, decided to dismiss a lawsuit of administrative improbity against former president Dilma Rousseff in the case of “fiscal pedaling”.
The judges upheld the decision of the Federal Public Ministry (MPF), from September of last year, to dismiss the civil investigation process regarding alleged irregularities in credit transactions between the National Treasury and public institutions such as the National Bank for Economic and Social Development ( BNDES), Banco do Brasil and Caixa Econômica Federal in 2015. The alleged tax maneuvers were the basis for the impeachment process of then-President Dilma Rousseff in 2016.
The investigation was launched in 2016 “with the aim of investigating an alleged operation and credit between the National Treasury and public banks (BNDES, Caixa Econômica Federal and Banco do Brasil), carried out in a disguised and illicit manner, by former Minister of Finance GUIDO MANTEGA , together with other people, in 2015 without legal provision or legislative authorization, in order to artificially improve public accounts”.
Rousseff and other members of her government, such as former Finance Minister Guido Mantega, were accused of “disguising the fiscal result” by delaying the transfer of funds from the Union to financial institutions.
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During the stages of the process at the 4th Federal Court of Brasília, both Dilma Rousseff and Guido Mantega were removed from the case. Subsequently, the proceedings involving other defendants were also closed without a substantive analysis, since the accusations lacked foundation.
In September of last year, when the MPF asked for the archive to be archived, the 5th Chamber of Coordination and Review – Combating Corruption argued that “both the Federal Court of Auditors and the Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Economy ruled out the possibility of holding accountable public agents who competed for the 2015 tax pedals, either because of the verification of the good faith of those involved, or because they only proceeded in accordance with the practices of the MPOG (Ministry of Planning, Budget and Management)”.
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Editing: Vivian Virissimo