Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) on Tuesday ruled that Andrea Neves, sister of political figure Aecio Neves, should be kept in prison, almost a month after she was jailed on corruption charges.
Andrea Neves’ defense team has asked for her to be freed, stating she is being accused of a recent crime, but the STF justices considered that releasing her could compromise her investigation.
Her defense is that this money was a loan to pay for the defense of her brother, Aecio Neves, who is facing corruption charges of his own. She has also stated that her meeting with Batista was concerning the sale of an apartment in Rio de Janeiro.
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