Valdemar Costa Neto, president of PLValter Campanato/Agência Brasil
Published 02/10/2024 20:22 | Updated 02/10/2024 20:23
Moraes released Costa Neto after the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) issued an opinion for his release. The PGR highlighted Valdemar’s age, 74 years old, and the absence of serious threat or violence to grant freedom.
On Friday night (9), the minister had converted the arrest of the national president of the PL into a preventive one – without a deadline –, but had requested a demonstration from the PGR.
The rest of former president Jair Bolsonaro’s collaborators were kept in prison. Bolsonaro’s former special advisor Filipe Martins Garcia continues to be held in preventive detention; Army Colonel Marcelo Costa Câmara, also a former special advisor; and Major Rafael Martins de Oliveira.
Costa Neto’s defense informed that the nugget was of low value and that possession would not constitute a crime. Regarding the weapon, the lawyers stated that it belonged to a relative and was registered.
Lawyer Fabio Wajngarten, who represents the defense of former president Jair Bolsonaro, wrote about the decision on social media. “The (national PL) president Valdemar has just been released following a decision by Minister Alexandre de Moraes. He was granted provisional freedom,” Wajngarten posted on the social network X (formerly Twitter).
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