Brazil’s judges in corruption row
A major row has broken out among Brazil’s judiciary over a corruption probe that has seen a businessman arrested and freed twice in two days. Each time, prominent businessman Daniel Dantas was ordered released by the president of Brazil’s Supreme Court.
At least 130 members of the judiciary have signed a letter in support of the judge who ordered both arrests and who is himself now under investigation.
The Supreme Court chief said there was not enough evidence for the arrests.
The original police investigation is continuing, but of the 17 people arrested earlier in the week only one is still in custody.
So, which is it?
Corruption in the police departments? That usually means non-arrests. Corruption in the judiciary? That often looks just like what has happened.
BTW – looking around the Web, it appears this guy is accused of costing CitiGroup $300 million from shady dealings!