The national president of the PTB, Roberto Jefferson, was officially denounced by the Attorney General’s Office (PGR) to the Federal Supreme Court (STF) for incitement to crime. Signed by Deputy Attorney General Lindôra Araújo, the complaint was filed last Thursday (26), but came to light this Monday (30).
An ally of President Jair Bolsonaro (no party), Jefferson has been in pre-trial detention since the 13th, as determined by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, rapporteur of the inquiry that investigates the activities of digital militias. The investigation looks at the existence of an alleged criminal organization with an anti-democratic bias and aimed at fighting institutions.
The PTB president became the target of the inquiry for having defended the closing of the STF, the cassation of members of the Court and for having encouraged violence against magistrates based on differences related to the content of decisions taken by them.
Such elements are among those that today spice up the institutional crisis between the Executive and Judiciary Powers. The conflict is often ignited by Bolsonaro and allies, particularly Roberto Jefferson.
In the PGR complaint, Lindôra Araújo points out that the PTB leader also committed crimes provided for in the National Security Law (LSN), as well as breaching the legislation that deals with racial crimes and also committed the crime of libel.
All these conducts are pointed out by the assistant attorney as having been practiced between February and July this year.
After being notified by the court, Jefferson has 15 days to respond to the PGR accusation. If the STF decides to accept Lindôra’s complaint, the president of the PTB can become a defendant in the process.
NOTE: With information from the G1 and Folha de SP portals.
Edition: Leandro Melito