With the seal of the judge summoned from the Superior Justice Tribunal (STJ) Olindo de Menezes, former governor Sérgio Cabral will no longer serve his punishment in the maximum security prison Laércio da Costa Pellegrino, known as Bangu 1, in the Gericinó Complex, in the West Zone of Rio. Menezes ordered the transfer of the former MDB chief from the unit to the Special Group of the Fire Department in São Cristóvão, in the North Zone of the city, this Thursday, 5th.
Cabral’s punishment: the new hardcore prison of the former MDB chief
The magistrate’s decision is based on a request made by the defense of the former representative of the Guanabara Palace, imprisoned since 2016, for corruption. Cabral and five other prisoners ended up in Bangu 1 accused of having privileges in the Military Police Prison Unit, the former BEP, in Niterói. But, in Cabral’s habeas corpus, the lawyer Patrícia Proetti questions the accusations: “(…) what bothers you is the quality of the food that your visitors take because they have a better purchasing power compared to the average prison population? An example, if the entrance of cheese is allowed, what is the difference between the cheese plate taken in custody for some prisoners, the emmental for others and for many the absence?”.
Cabral was transferred by order of the judge-inspector Bruno Rulière, from the Court of Criminal Executions, from Bep to Bangu 1, which houses the state’s dangerous criminals, on Tuesday, 3rd, such as drug dealer Marco Antônio Pereira Firmino da Silva, aka My Thor, one of the heads of the Comando Vermelho criminal faction. The judge recalled that in September last year, Cabral left the Pedrolino Werling de Oliveira prison, Bangu 8, in the Gericinó Complex, to stay away from other inmates mentioned in his plea bargain. Therefore, he could not return to another unit, in Bangu.
In order to change Cabral’s address, Menezes also highlighted in his decision that the former governor’s role as a beneficiary of the benefits was not duly individualized, which should be determined in an administrative disciplinary procedure. “Little was pointed out as relevant in what was found in his cell, in an irregular way”, highlighted the judge summoned from the STJ. In Cabral’s cell, there were towels embroidered with the name of Sérgio Cabral, stainless steel cutlery and a shelf with a false bottom that would have been used to hide cell phones. In Bangu 1, Cabral was in a cell measuring 5 square meters, with no window and no sunbathing.
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