Robinho indicates Geraldo Alckmin’s cousins ​​and two more lawyers for his defense in a STJ process

Robinho indicates Geraldo Alckmin’s cousins ​​and two more lawyers for his defense in a STJ process

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Robinho, convicted of rape in the Italian court, has appointed five lawyers to defend him in the process being processed by the STJ. Among these, three are cousins ​​of the vice president of the Republic and former governor of São Paulo Geraldo Alckmin. José Eduardo, José Augusto Rangel and João Paulo Chaves de Alckmin.

In early 2022, Robinho was sentenced to nine years by the Italian Justice for raping a young Albanian in a Milan nightclub. The case took place in 2013 and, in addition to the former Santos striker, he also condemned his friend Ricardo Falco in the last resort.

In Brazil, the STJ seeks to make Robinho serve his sentence in the country. Brazilian law does not allow natives to be extradited, but provides for them to serve their sentence – if it occurred in a nation other than Brazil.

In addition to Geraldo Alckmin’s cousins, Rodrigo Otávio Barbosa de Alencastro and Pedro Junior Rosalino Braule Pinto make up the player’s defense, which will represent him before the STJ. José Eduardo, one of the members of the Alckmin family, was once a minister of the Superior Electoral Court and in 2014 received the title of honorary citizen of Brasilia for services rendered. The jurist is from São Paulo.

Remember the Robinho case

In January 2022, striker Robinho was tried and ultimately sentenced to nine years in prison in Italy for raping an Albanian woman in 2013 while playing for Milan. According to the investigations and conviction in the Italian Justice, the Brazilian and five friends raped a young woman in a dressing room at the Milanese nightclub Sio Café, where she was celebrating her birthday. The player stated that the entire relationship he had with the whistleblower was consensual and stressed that his only regret was having been unfaithful to his wife.

In an interview with Estadão, the victim’s lawyer, Jacopo Gnocchi, revealed at the time that she could have requested payment of approximately BRL 400,000 (60,000 euros) for moral damages, but chose to wait for the legal proceedings to proceed. In his view, the Milan court that sentenced Robinho made a correct analysis of the case.

Transcripts of telephone interceptions carried out with judicial authorization showed that Robinho revealed that he had participated in the act that led a young woman of Albanian origin to accuse the player and friends of collective rape, in Milan, Italy. In 2017, Italian justice relied mainly on these recordings to sentence the attacker in the first instance to nine years in prison.

In addition to the telephone recordings, the Italian police installed a wiretap in Robinho’s car and managed to capture other conversations. For the Italian Justice, the conversations are “self-accusatory”. The taps show a dialogue between the player and a musician, who played that night at the club and warned the athlete about the investigation.

Robinho and his friend Ricardo Falco, also under investigation, were convicted based on article “609 bis” of the Italian penal code, which refers to the act of non-consensual sexual violence forced by two or more people, forcing someone to have sexual intercourse due to their condition. of “physical or psychic” inferiority.

Robinho’s lawyers claim that the athlete did not commit the crime of which he is accused and claim that there was a “mistake in interpretation” in relation to conversations intercepted with judicial authorization, as some dialogues would not have been translated correctly into the Italian language.

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