Chamber of Deputies approves law to tighten penalties for corruption

The House of Representatives has extensively approved the draft law to strengthen the fight against corruption.

The Justice Department announced via Twitter that the standard will be submitted to the Senate for review after the parliamentary recess from June 27 to July 11.

The project envisages a number of changes to the Criminal Code, Criminal Procedure and Law 004 Marcelo Quiroga Santa Cruz. Among the relevant aspects, it is considered that “absent persecution” falls under the category of enmity. He is also considering the prosecution sentenced to up to six years in prison to avoid delaying the judiciary.

According to the document, 23 amendments to the Criminal Code and the addition of 11 articles are envisaged.

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