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Statute of Limitations Bars Sentencing of Universal Church Founder Edir Macedo

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – After eight years of judicial delays, the statutory limitations period has expired, and Bishop Edir Macedo, leader of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God, can no longer be sentenced for charges brought against him. Macedo, leader of one of the largest religions in Brazil is also closely linked to current Brazilian President, Jair Bolsonaro.

Bishop Macedo was charged with money laundering, evasion of currency, criminal association, and misrepresentation.

According to prosecutors the sentences against the religious leader have been waiting to be rendered since 2018, but the judge overseeing the case, Silvia Maria Rocha . . .

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