The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, Minister Dias Toffoli, overturned the decision requesting information from the IRS and the former Coaf, Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), which gave him access to around 600,000 sensitive data from Brazilian taxpayers. .
In practice, Coaf, renamed by Jair Bolsonaro's government as FIU, sent key ministers to his electronic system so that he could refer to 19,441 financial intelligence reports (RIF) issued from October 2016 to October 2019.
"Given the satisfying information provided by FIU, in response to this court request, on 11/15/19, I made an ineffective decision on 10/25/19, a copy of the Financial Intelligence Report (RIF), sent in the past three years, "Toffoli said in a new decision on Monday (11/18).
The minister also stated that "did not register as necessary and had never accessed intelligence reports". FIU confirmed in a statement that the Supreme Court had not yet consulted the report, because the "receiving authority" did not register to access the system.
Last Friday (15), the Attorney General of the Republic, Augusto Aras, requested reconsideration at the request of the President of the Supreme Court. But Toffoli refused a reconsideration request and requested new information from the financial agent, now available. According to the minister, documents are available, in the form of tax representation for criminal purposes (RFFP), throughout the justice system.
"Therefore, in doing so, providing this information to the court, the IRS has shown transparency in communicating recipients of actions, which will hardly be a feature of disproportionate and invasive actions."
In June, Toffoli suspended all court proceedings in which the bank's investigative data was shared by a control body without authorization from the judiciary. This case is a secret of justice.
The theme must move the world of legal entry Extraordinary Features 1,055,941 with a generally recognized reaction (Theme 990) this Wednesday (11/20). This case concerns the national suspension of all ongoing legal proceedings in which the investigation is being used – without judicial authorization and for criminal purposes – tax and bank data from taxpayers.
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