Court denies Lula's request to prevent Moro from judging actions

Court denies Lula's request to prevent Moro from judging actions

Two suspicion requests were made after Moro appeared in a photo next to Joao Doria (PSDB) at a May event in New York.

Lula has been arrested in Curitiba (PR) since April 7Ernesto Rodrigues / Folhapress - 14.08.2014The 8th Panel of the TRF4 (Federal Regional Court of the 4th Region) denied on Wednesday (4) two requests made by the defense of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to consider “suspect” Judge Sergio Moro, 13th Criminal Court of Curitiba (PR), which would prevent him from going ahead with the actions on the petista.The requests were made in May, shortly after the judge attended two events in New York, one at the US-Brazil Chamber of Commerce and another organized by the business group Lide, when he appeared in pictures next to the former mayor of São Paulo João. Doria Jr, current candidate for the São Paulo government by PSDB, main opponent of PT de Lula.For the defense of the former president, the conduct of the judge responsible for the Lava Jato operation in the lower court is "incompatible with the impartiality and independence expected of those who should try ...


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