With Roberto Jefferson imprisoned, PTB splits and starts to crawl

Private health institution in which a former deputy has been for more than a month cited the financial and human burden of hospitalization; STF must decide if he will go to house arrest

EDUARDO MATYSIAK/FUTURA PRESS/ESTADÃO CONTENTRoberto Jefferson has been hospitalized for over a month

The Hospital Samaritano da Barra da Tijuca, where the former deputy Robert Jefferson he has been hospitalized for more than a month, he said this Saturday, 9th, that he is no longer able to bear the costs of keeping the politician there. In a letter sent to Federal police, the institution cited the “financial and human burden” of the hospitalization and asked that federal police officers can remain in place to escort him. In addition to the treatment costs, they had to make a kind of vigil with several police officers, which would cause inconvenience for patients and staff. Roberto Jefferson was arrested at the behest of Minister Alexandre de Moraes on August 13 for gang formation. He was taken to the Benfica prison, then sent to Bangu, where he suffered a urinary infection, and was then hospitalized. At the time, due to his fragile health, he was transferred to a private hospital as he was no longer able to stay in the prison facilities. Now, it is up to the Supreme Court to decide how his de-hospitalization will be done and whether he will remain in Bangu or go to house arrest.

*With information from reporter Mateus Koelzer

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