Bolsonaro loves Minister João Otávio de Noronha, from the Superior Court of Justice. He even said, at an official ceremony on the Planalto, that “it was love at first sight”. Since then, Noronha seems determined to prove to the president that his feelings are fully reciprocated. By decision of Noronha, the investigation of the case of the crack in the office of the eldest son Flávio Bolsonaro can only go back to progress with a new complaint from the Public Ministry.
In a previous decision, Noronha had determined the suspension of the process on the crack. Afterwards, with Noronha’s favorable vote, the Fifth Panel of the STJ annulled the evidence collected against Flávio in the first instance. The data obtained from the breach of banking and tax secrecy went to the garbage can, for example. The voided information gave the embezzlement of public funds an appearance of uncontroversial fact.
Barely comparing, the decisions of the STJ correspond to a kind of dismemberment of the Public Ministry. Upon suspending the investigation, the court slapped the court that pleads for the conviction of the president’s son. When canceling the evidence, cut off his arms. By conditioning the resumption of the case to the presentation of a new complaint that refrains from using the nullified evidence, the STJ cuts the MP’s legs. And he orders: “Now run after Flávio, who I want to see!”
Simultaneously, the Fifth Panel of the Federal Supreme Court keeps in the drawer a case on the court in which Flávio Bolsonaro will be tried. The president’s son claims the privileged jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of Rio de Janeiro. The postponement is due to a partnership between ministers Gilmar Mendes, rapporteur of the cause, and Nunes Marques, president of the group. It is as if the STF waits for the STJ to complete the task of turning the MP into a cripple to make sure that Flávio Bolsonaro gets away with it.