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  • BRA065ACR 6930- PE (2004.83.00.007499-2)
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2012-01-26
    Sentence Date : 2012-01-26
  • According to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s complaint, the defendant C.N.B in 2004 together with her sons A.N.B and H.M.S.L.J, through a travel agency, were responsible for transferring the victim N.S.F.S to Madrid, Spain, where she would be sexually exploited in a casino. A month later, the defendant I.V.S.F also provided all the documents for the victim I.F.S to travel to Madrid where she was supposed to work as a nanny.

    The travel agency was indeed a fraud, which was used by the criminal organisation to provide all the documents and easily recruit women to work in Europe. In fact, material was found in the agency’s computer, which consisted in résumés, flight ticket bookings and documents concerning negotiations on behalf of several victims.

    The investigations clearly demonstrates that C.N.B headed the travel agency, and as a family business, the allegation that the other defendants were not aware of all these activities was not acceptable.

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  • BRA063Processo n 0006689-60.2007.4.05.8400
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2012-08-31
    Sentence Date : 2012-08-31
  • In the present case, the defendants are accused of taking part in a criminal organization involved in international human trafficking for the purpose of commercial sexual exploitation in Portugal. The other defendants (Y.A.A.O, P.J.S and M.O.S) were excluded from this trial. Due to the lack of evidence, the Court found the defendants not guilty.

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  • BRA027Processo nº 2009.03.00.014160-5
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-06-23
    Sentence Date : 2009-06-23
  • The defendant Maria de Jesus dos Santos Bezerra was an integrant of an organized criminal group with the purpose of promoting, intermediating and favouring the internal and international trafficking in person, participating directly on the profits from the prostitution of the women recruited.

    The evidence gathered showed that Jiselda Aparecida de Oliveira, aka Gigi, had a database with photos of naked women or women wearing sensual underwear. The photos were sent by email to clients searching for her services along with a code that gives access to the photos. According to the Federal Police reports of telephone interceptions, Gigi received several calls per day of Brazilian and foreigner clients, who sought women for sexual programs in Brazil and abroad.

    The defendant Maria de Jesus lives in Portugal and is responsible for the agency of the women that Gigi sends to Europe.

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  • BRA054Processo 2009.03.00.014160-5
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-06-23
    Sentence Date : 2009-06-23
  • A police investigation revealed a criminal organization involved in the internal and international trafficking in person for the purpose of sexual exploitation since June 2006.

    The leader of this group was a woman called J.A.O., who possessed a database of photos from different women either nude or wearing only underwear. This database consisted of photos sent by different recruiters, and was used to show clients girls available for sexual activities. Whenever a person requested the organization’s services, they would receive an e-mail with a password giving access to the women’s photographs. According to the investigation, J.A.O. got several phone calls each day from Brazilians and foreigners requesting prostitutes in Brazil and abroad. 

    In their deposition, the defendants stated that they did not have a commitment with each other, only a relationship based on trust and empathy. However, it was proven that each recruiter had their own network of prostitutes and clients, and could rely on the others’ women to attend their clients’ need. Whenever a client demanded a prostitute, the recruiter could send him girls from “his network” as well as girls recruited by other members of the organization. Afterwards, the victim and the recruiter made a financial agreement on how they would split the splits, which was usually made in the ratio of 50% for each.

    The organization ran a criminal operation in international trafficking in persons for the purpose of sexual exploitation and M.J.S.B. was J.A.O.’s person of trust in Europe. She lived in Portugal and managed the victims across that continent. An intercepted phone call made between the respondents revealed that they were discussing J.A.O.’s intention of sending some women to Arabic Countries once the Ramadan would be finished.


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  • BRA006Processo nº. 98.21939-0
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2009-10-15
    Sentence Date : 2009-10-15
  • Two women were recruited in Ceará, Brazil by a trafficker who was an acquaintance of their families. The women were promised a waitress job in Paris for a monthly salary of USD 1,500. Upon arrival in Paris, there was a person waiting for them at the airport. This person took their passports and deceived them into going to Tel Aviv, Israel. In Israel, one of the women became a victim of sexual exploitation, the second woman managed to escape to the airport and contacted her family. This situation of trafficking was discovered thanks to this phone call, and also thanks to a phone call later made by the second woman to her family.

    There were two defendants in this case: one in Brazil and one in Israel. In order to allow for a faster trial, the traffickers were tried separately. The Brazilian courts only prosecuted the trafficker that was in Brazil.

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  • BRA053Processo 2004.61.06.004897-4 18682
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2008-01-21
    Sentence Date : 2008-01-21
  • The victim M.F.A. stated that the defendant C.C.M. contacted her and offered her a job as a prostitute in Spain, where she was told she would be better paid.  C.C.M. told her that J.A.M., a Spanish owner of a house of prostitution in the Canary Islands, would be responsible for all travel expenses. M.F.A. recalled that at some other point she heard something about a woman named M. who was also one of the owners of this house of prostitution.

    According to M.F.A. , J.A.M. explained he would escort the girls to the International Airport of Guarulhos and give them about a thousand Euros so they could pass through the Spanish immigration service and that a taxi would be waiting for them in Spain to take them to M.V.’s house.

    She revealed that C.C.M. and M.I.S. drove some of the girls and J.A.M. to the place where they would board the bus towards the International Airport of Guarulhos, adding she already knew the two women from previous conversations about the travel. However, only the defendant J.A.M. boarded the bus with the girls, and at the moment they were going to the airport, a Federal Police operation was able to stop them before the girls got on the plane. Regarding the defendants C.C.M. and M.I.S., they were arrested at the place where they were boarding the girls at the bus to the airport.

    Further investigations led to the discovery of countless phone calls between the defendants,  revealing a strong connection between them as well as several phone calls between them and the victims. The content of these phone calls was not analysed, but because there were also several testimonies and documents found with J.A.M., this analysis was seen as unnecessary, since the purpose of international trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation was well demonstrated with the other elements of investigation.

    Even though M.V. was not denounced, her participation in the crime was mentioned at the initial accusatory and sentence stage, which was enough for the Court to charge the defendants with the forming of criminal group (“cuadrilha” or gang).

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  • BRA070HC 2326- RN (2005.05.00.050439-7)
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-07-12
    Sentence Date : 2006-07-12
  • The defendant is the leader of a criminal organization that commits international and internal human trafficking for the purpose of sexual exploitation, money laundering, house of prostitution and cuadrilla crimes.  

    The defendant is the main partner working at the criminal organization’s nightclubs both in Brazil and Spain. He is currently in the process of opening a nightclub in São Paulo. The defendant’s passport shows that he has entered Brazil ten times since 2004.

    In Italy, the defendant was convicted of extortion, criminal organization for purpose of drug dealing, a tax crime, falsehood, fraud, money laundering and criminal bankruptcy. 

    Moreover, the  defendant has been found to trade firearms, deal drugs, and smuggle stolen cars with the Columbians and the Italian Mafia.

    The defendant makes a great deal of profit that feeds into his luxurious lifestyle.

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  • BRA051Habeas Corpus n. 2.596 RN (2006.05.00.062316-0)
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-11-06
    Sentence Date : 2006-11-08
  • The defendants filed a writ of Habeas Corpus arguing that provisional release should be granted, because of the excess time of the provisional detention. The Superior Court of Justice in the statement n.52, however, considered that once the criminal procedure was concluded, any arguments relating to the excess time are suppressed. The Court emphasized that the delay in the final sentence was related to the complexities of the case, such as a high number of defendants, multiple criminal offences, different forms of evidence, etc.

    The Court refused the Habeas Corpus but stated that the case might be sentenced within 30 days by the court of first instance.

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  • BRA055Habeas Corpus n 2.474- RN (Processo n 2006.05.00.28010-4)
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2006-08-23
    Sentence Date : 2006-08-23
  • The defendant was part of a criminal organization involved in internal and international human trafficking, money laundering, crimes against financial system, house of prostitution and forming criminal group. Furthermore, previous reports demonstrate that the defendant was convicted to lifelong imprisonment for committing murder in Canada.

    For these reasons, P.Q presents a threat to public safety.

    The present case is a Habeas Corpus filed by the defendant who asked for provisional release by arguing that he does not present any danger to society.

    The Court, however, considers the Habeas Corpus to be an inappropriate petition for reconsidering the evidence gathered during the criminal law suit. The Court even emphasized the fact that the defendant was convicted to lifelong imprisonment in Canada for committing homicide, and had escaped in 1972. In 1999, he was arrested in Germany and extradited to Canada and later, banished. Within this context, the Brazilian jurisprudence asseverates the provisional imprisonment of foreign criminals.

    Furthermore, the criminal procedure of the first Instance  and the criminal investigation called Corona Operation, commanded by the Federal Police, proved the fact that P.Q and his criminal organization are related to the Italian Mafia.

    As a standard to consider public safety, the Court refused the Habeas Corpus petition.

     
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  • BRA030Processo nº 2004.03.00.022133-0
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  • Brazil
    Verdict Date: 2004-06-24
    Sentence Date : 2004-06-29
  • The defendant José Luiz Viegas dos Santos had his pre-trial detention decreed because he was part of a criminal organization that promoted, in a stable and permanent way, the output of several Brazilian women for the purpose of sexual exploitation in Portugal. José Luiz Viegas dos Santos received part of the gains obtained by the sexual exploitation and by the increase in the sales of drinks of the establishment owned by him and his brother, where the women recruited worked.

    The criminal scheme was discovered trough an investigation of the Federal Police, called “Operação Alícia” (Operation Alicia).

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