Federal deputies Flordelis (PSD-RJ) and Daniel Silveira (PSL-RJ) were notified and have ten working days, starting tomorrow, to present their defenses to the Chamber’s Ethics Council, as announced today by the collegiate’s president, deputy Juscelino Filho (DEM-MA). Both are targets of disciplinary proceedings for breach of parliamentary decorum.
After the defenses have been presented, the case reporters – Alexandre Leite (DEM-SP) and Fernando Rodolfo (PL-PE), respectively – have 40 working days for the stage of the process, which involves analyzing documents and hearing witnesses (the and against), plus 10 working days to present an opinion.
The procedures can lead parliamentarians to lose their seats.
The representation against Flordelis was prepared by the Board of Directors of the Chamber in October last year. She is accused by the MP-RJ (Public Prosecutor’s Office of Rio de Janeiro) of being responsible for the murder of her husband, Pastor Anderson do Carmo, shot dead at the family home in Niterói (RJ), on June 16, 2019. .
Today, the deputy is monitored by an anklet. Last week, the TJ-RJ (Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro) decided to remove Flordelis from office, in response to a request from the state MP. The determination still needs to be analyzed and voted by the plenary of the Chamber.
The case against Daniel Silveira, also authored by the Board of Directors of the Chamber, was sent to the Ethics Council after the deputy released a video with attacks on members of the STF (Supreme Federal Court). He also extolled the AI-5 (Institutional Act No. 5), an instrument of repression used during the military dictatorship, which resulted in the closure of Congress and the termination of the mandates of judges and parliamentarians.
The deputy was arrested in flagrante delicto on February 16, by order of Minister Alexandre de Moraes, and was denounced by the PGR (Attorney General’s Office) the following day. Presented on the same day, the representation of the Board of Directors of the Chamber was added to the first process.
The plenary of the Chamber deliberated on the case on February 19, deciding to keep Silveira in prison by 364 votes to 130.
(With Agência Brasil)