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  • BRA089ACR 200102010335742RJ
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2003/acr_200102010335742rj.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2003-10-20
    Sentence Date : 2003-10-20
  • The defendant LILIANE ROMAO DE ALMEIDA was accused of having recruited different women in Brazil to exercise prostitution in Lanzarote Island, Spain. Victims were deceived as they were allegedly going to work in dancing shows but, upon arrival in July 1998, they were communicated they had to prostitute themselves in the night clubs called Lucky Luck and Vênus owned by Miguel Amaro Lucas (he has also been accused but different proceedings were brought against him). Victims were obliged to pay back all expenses regarding flight tickets and accommodation while their passports were withheld. They were also threatened to be accused of drug trafficking if they were not cooperative. They stayed in Spain for some time until they could take their passports back, escape and return to Brazil where they reported the crimes before the authorities. Victims received threats from the accused LILIANE ROMAO DE ALMEIDA after escaping.

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  • BRA088ACR 20088459 SE
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2008/acr_20088459_se.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2008-11-10
    Sentence Date : 2008-11-10
  • The defendant is accused of internal trafficking of women, from other states of the country to the State of Sergipe, to exert prostitution (art. 231-A of the Penal Code) as well as transferring and harbouring these women. The defendant is the owner of a commercial establishment denominated “Strip House”. The enticed women that worked at the “Strip House” charged R$130,00 per program, including sexual relations. Per program the victims would repass R$30,00 to the defendant, and would pay the defendant R$ 50,00 per week for the harbouring.  The defendants appeal was denied and the 1st degree verdict maintained. The defendant was initially convicted with 3 years and 6 months of imprisonment, initially in an open regime prison and to the payment of 60 daily fines. In view of the provisions of article 44 of the Penal Code, the initial verdict of freedom restriction penalty was substituted by 2 penalties restrictive of rights, under the form of community services to be complied with at assistant entities.

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  • BRA087ACR 200051015330641RJ
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2003/acr_200051015330641rj.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2003-03-18
    Sentence Date : 2003-03-18
  • The defendant FRANCISCO BARBOSA SOARES recruited and encouraged victims T.R.O. and I.N.J. in Copacabana, Brazil, to exercise prostitution in Portugal in different night clubs he owned, with the promise of gains of US$ 30.000. The defendant has also facilitated the attempted exit of these victims which did not occur due to the intervention of the police at the International Airport. 

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  • BRA086ACR 20098958 SE
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2009/acr_20098958_se.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-10-05
    Sentence Date : 2009-10-05
  • The defendant was accused of transporting, transferring and harbouring various women from Alagoas with the objective of exerting prostitution in the state of Sergipe, crime foreseen in Article 231-A of the Penal Code. On January 2, 2007, the defendant was arrested when transporting five girls that came from the State of  Maceió-AL that exerted prostitution and other forms of sexual exploitation at the "massage parlor", known as “Class Massage”. The victims attended the clients at the massage parlor and at hotels, and the massage, including sexual exploitation, and where paid the value of R$80.00 per “massage service”, half of which was paid to the defendant as a commission. The defendant was charged with the crimes foreseen in Article 231-A, and 3 (years) of imprisonment in an open-prison regime as well as 60 daily fines, equivalent to the minimum unitary value, each. The initial verdict was substituted by two penalties of restriction of wrights, one corresponding to the payment of R$ 2.325,00 to the public entity and 3 (three) years of services to the community. The Defendant`s appeal was denied.

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  • BRA080ACR 2007.36.00.008024-1MT
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2009/acr_2007.36.00.008024-1mt.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-06-23
    Sentence Date : 2009-06-23
  • On 22/04/2007 JUAN RUIZ BLANCO was arrested by the Brazilian Federal Police at the International Airport of Várzea Grande in Mato Grosso aiming to leave the country to Spain with victim E.G.S. so she could exercise prostitution abroad. The co-defendant, CLEBERSON RODRIGUES SIGARINI, has contributed to the recruitment of the referred victim E.G.S., among other victims, receiving money in return. Consequently, they were convicted of attempted international human trafficking for trying to facilitate the exit of E.G.S. from Brazil to Spain by obtaining her passport and buying her plane ticket, among other activities.

     

    Furthermore, it has been evidenced that JUAN RUIZ BLANCO and CLEBERSON RODRIGUES SIGARINI were also part of an organized criminal group aimed at trafficking women from Brazil to Spain for sexual exploitation. The co-defendants Clesimar Marsol Santana and Fernando de Oliveira Rodrigues were also part of this criminal group but, as they were imprisoned in Spain, this trial was only brought against JUAN RUIZ BLANCO and CLEBERSON RODRIGUES SIGARINI. It is unknown whether the fifth member of the criminal group, “Lênin de tal”, has been brought to trial. The key evidence to establish the different roles of the members of the group was phone tapping and the depositions of victims. The victims were aware they were travelling to Spain to exercise prostitution although this feature is irrelevant for excluding criminal responsibility.
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  • BRA085ACR 9800641386RJ
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2006/acr_9800641386rj.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-08-30
    Sentence Date : 2006-08-30
  • The Federal Prosecutor brought criminal charges against defendants OCTAVE SCHTEINBERG, CÉLIA SCHTEINBERG, ZAVA or ZAHAVA,YOSSI, IGAL BEM IOCHANAN MIZRAHI, SHARON, ALBERT BEM LEVY COHEN, ROSANA PEREIRA MARTINS, EDJANE SOUZA PEREIRA and SUZANA PEREIRA MARTINS for the offences of international human trafficking and participation in an organized criminal group. According to the investigation, the defendants promoted and facilitated through the use of fraud the exit of more than ten women from Brazil to Tel Aviv, Israel, to exercise prostitution. The victims were deceived as they were told they were going to work as waitresses in restaurants or as baby sitters. Also, they were told they were going to earn between U$S 3000 and U$S 4000 per month.

     

    Different proceedings were brought against the defendants CÉLIA, ZAVA, YOSSI, IGALA, SHARON, ALBERT, ROSANA, SUZANA and EDJANE; this criminal trial and appeal only refers to the accused OCTAVE SCHTEINBERG. It has been evidenced that OCTAVE was in charge of recruiting women in Brazil, buying their airline tickets and helping them to embark the planes. In some cases, the accused was seen in the brothels in Israel where victims exercised prostitution.

     

    While the first instance judge convicted OCTAVE of international human trafficking but acquitted him of participation in an organized criminal group, the Appellate Court, after the appeal of the Federal Prosecutor, convicted him of both offences. The key evidence to prove the perpetration of these crimes has been the depositions of the victims.

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  • BRA079ACR 70052205127 RS
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2013/acr_70052205127_rs.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2013-08-15
    Sentence Date : 2013-08-15
  • The defendants Jose Antonio de Moura Dornelles and Alessandra Fonseca Dias where accused of enticing the victim A.S.F. to work as a prostitute at Jose A. M. Dornelles` night club.

     

    The defendant José Antonio de Moura Dornelles was charged in other criminal processes for enticing prostitution, favoring prostitution, forcing a child or adolescent to prostitution or sexual exploitation, pimping, supply alcoholic beverages to children or adolescents, domestic trafficking of persons for prostitution, rape, forced confinement, maintaining a house of prostitution and sexual exploitation.

     

     

    Since the various criminal processes charge the defendant with similar crimes, committed by the same defendant in similar circumstances, the criminal processes where joined in one legal process, to be analyzed by the same Judge. The defendant was convicted to 24 years and 3 months of imprisonment in a closed prison regime and 900 daily fines at the rate of 1/10 of the largest national minimum wage at the time of the crime, as well as the sale of the Mercedez Benz vehicle that belonged to the defendant to cover the charges of his bail before the final verdict.

     

    The defendant Izabel Iracema Bruck Pereira was convicted for the crime foreseen in art. 229 of the Penal Code, to 2 years of imprisonment in an open prison regime, that was substituted by community services and 100 daily-fines, at the value of 1/30 of the largest national minimum wage at the time crime. The defendant was acquitted for the crime of drug trafficking and for the crime of Domestic trafficking of people for sexual exploitation, foreseen in art. 231-A of the Penal Code. The Court of Appeals declared that the charge of domestic trafficking of people for sexual exploitation has prescribed. The defendant was convicted to 2 years of imprisonment in an open prison regime, that was substituted by 2 penalties restrictive of rights, to be served as community services for 1 hour per day of conviction and the fine of 5 minimum wages at the time of the crime, that will be paid in 15 monthly instalments.

     

    The Court of Appeals maintained the 1st degree verdict that acquitted the defendant Alessandra Fonseca Dias for the crimes of favoring prostitution and forcing a child or adolescent to prostitution or sexual exploitation. The verdict and the conviction of the defendant José Antonio was maintained according to the exact terms of the 1st degree verdict. The Court of Appeals maintained the 1st degree verdict for the defendant Izabel, but declared the prescription of the crime.

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  • BRA084ACR 2011.038907-2 SC
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2011/acr_2011.038907-2_sc.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2011-07-21
    Sentence Date : 2011-08-11
  • The defendants are accused of pandering (art. 230 of the Penal Code), domestic trafficking of people (art. 231-A, §1º, of the Penal Code), transportation and harboring of women with the intent of exerting prostitution or other forms of sexual exploitation. The crimes occurred from 2010 to 2011. The defendants appealed from the verdict that apprehended the vehicle supposedly used for the transportation of the victims. The appeal was conceded since the restitution of the vehicle will not affect the course of the process for the crimes mentioned above.
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  • BRA082ACR 2009.006064-9 SC
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2009/acr_2009.006064-9_sc.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-06-22
    Sentence Date : 2009-06-22
  • The defendant is accused of maintaining a house of prostitution, domestic trafficking of people and use of coercion during the course of the legal process (articles 229, 231-A and 344 of the Penal Code). The facts and the perpetrator where proved in the legal process by testimonies and by the documents. The crime of coercion during the legal process (art. 344 of the Penal Code) was declassified to the crime of threat (art. 147 of the Penal Code). The charges were applied on a cumulative basis (crimes em concurso material) according to the rule foreseen in art. 69 of the Penal Code.

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  • BRA078ACR 200850010084958ES
  • 2200,en,/case-law-doc/traffickingpersonscrimetype/bra/2013/acr_200850010084958es.html
  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2013-01-23
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