Attorney Andre Luis de Almaida Mendoza was elected on Wednesday (21/11) by President-elect Yair Boulsonro to be the new attorney general. He will replace Grace Mandonka in his post since 2016.
Lawyer of the Union Since February 2000, he serves as special adviser to Minister Wagner Rosário of the Federal Accountability Office, which will remain in the Bolsonaro administration since February.
In 2008, Mendonça began directing the Department of Public Domain and the Administrative Association, then appointed by Dias Dias Toffoli, now President of the Federal Supreme Court. Mendonça was the first head of the department created by Toffoli to file claims of misconduct.
"I congratulate him and congratulate him," said Tofoli, "and he is an excellent supporter of the career. With a jury. The Minister recalled Mendonça's work in the area responsible for actions of inappropriate conduct, which also won the Innovare Award.
Mendonça was born in Santos (SP). Prior to joining the AGU, he was a lawyer Petrobras Distribuidora, also bankrupt. Apart from the course of law, he graduated in theology, Londrina (PR), and today he is a priest. In 2005 he was transferred to Brasilia, where he worked in the organ registry and participated in investigations that led to the dismissal of the union's lawyers and the lawyers of the Treasury.
André Mendonça received the highest assessment in a doctoral thesis he built,Rule of Law and Global Governance"At the University of Salamanca in Spain this year.
Name of career
By the way, the current Minister Grace Mendonça, said she was happy to hear the news that the AGU will remain under the command of a member of the institution. "I wish my colleagues Andre Luis de Almaida Mendoza to overcome all the challenges that arise during his reign, and we will provide all the information to enable the transition in a harmonious manner," he said.
"Thanks to the 12,000 members, employees and employees of AGU for all the support, our house is bigger today than ever," Grace said.
Andre Luis Mendonça won in 2011 the special category of Innovare Award by the permanent group of initiated action of the General Law of the Union, known as the "Department of Defense of Probability". The team he headed has recovered $ 491 million over the past three years.
The work was responsible, for example, for the recovery of R $ 55 million associated with the corruption case at the headquarters of the Regional Labor Court of Sao Paulo in 1998. In 2010, the judge ordered the Sabbath in the decision made an action proposed by André Luis Mendonça of the group.
A commendable choice
The legal adviser of the National Treasury between 2006 and 2009 and the Attorney General of the Union between 2009 and 2016, Luis Inacio Lucena Adams Said it was a wise choice.
"Andre is an experienced and experienced professional, and while he worked for me, he has always proved that he is capable and I hope he will manage the difficult challenges he faces," he says, celebrating his career.
the lawyer Sebastião Tojal He also applauded the decision. "Both the election of the AGU and that of the Minister Wagner Rosário remain at the head of the CGU.These are an excellent team of public administration, dedicated to protecting the public interest and, in particular, in-depth experts on the system of relief agreements," he said.
In the same way, the lawyer Igor Tamasauskas On the accreditation of Andre Mendonça to combat corruption. "A serious and respectable professional who respects the public service, given the deep knowledge of the law of corruption, will certainly give an important continuity to the forgiving program, and will form the joint action of the Student Union and Congresses," he said.
A lawyer specializing in business law, Wolfredo Varda Also the work of research and research of the name chosen by Bolsono. "André Mendoise is the most appropriate person for the association, and he builds a great deal of knowledge about the country, and especially about the conduct of the Union, on tremendous academic skill, expressed in his well-known doctoral thesis on corruption."
Contact Us, Former head of the CGU and facilitator of the new ego in Salamanca, also praised Andre Mendoce's profile. "He is one of the best cadres of Brazilian public law, talented, true, balanced and one of the greatest responsible for the unification of the agreements of forgiveness of the Anti-Corruption Act.
* News updated at 2:18 pm on November 21 for corrections.