Raquel Dodge

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Raquel Dodge
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Dodge in April 2019.
Prosecutor General of the Republic
In office
18 September 2017 17 September 2019
Nominated by Michel Temer
Preceded by Rodrigo Janot
Succeeded by Augusto Aras
Personal details
Born
Raquel Elias Ferreira Dodge

(1961-07-26) 26 July 1961 (age 58)
Morrinhos, Goiás, Brazil
Spouse(s)
Bradley Lay Dodge(m. 1992)
[1] [2]
Education University of Brasília (B)
Harvard University (M) [1]
OccupationProsecutor General of Brazil

Raquel Elias Ferreira Dodge (born 26 July 1961, Morrinhos) is a former Prosecutor General of Brazil. Previously, she was a sub-prosecutor general of the Republic and served as the Prosecutor General of the Republic from 2017 to 2019. [3] [4]

Biography

Dodge was born on 26 July 1961 in Vila Bela neighborhood of Morrinhos to lawyer José Rodrigues Ferreira and housewife Ivone Elias Cândido Ferreira. She was baptized the following day, which she was born. Her aunt, Ivonete Elias Cândido, was a teacher at Coronel Pedro Nunes School and was responsible for her education at the school. [2]

She also served on the Superior Council of the Public Prosecutor's Office and was coordinator of the Criminal Chamber of the Public Prosecutor's Office. She holds a bachelor's degree in law and state from the University of Brasília (UnB) in 1986 [5] and a masters in law from the University of Harvard in 2007. [5] She joined the public prosecutor's office in 1987. [3]

From 2005 to 2006, she participated in a human rights program at Harvard University. She was part of the team that drafted the first national plan for the eradication of slave labor in Brazil in 2003, and participated in Operation Caixa de Pandora, which started in 2009 and investigated the scheme of tips for politicians in the Federal District. [5]

On 28 June 2017, Dodge was appointed by president Michel Temer to substitute the Prosecutor General of the Republic, Rodrigo Janot, even being in second place in the triple list sent by the National Association of Prosecutor of the Republic to the Presidency of the Republic, which is not constitutionally or legally obligated to nominate any one of the appointed ones. [6] On 12 July 2017, her appointment was approved by the Senate with 74 votes for and 1 against the nomination. On the next day, she was officially nominated by president Temer. [7]

She is married to Bradley Dodge, an American citizen living in Brazil and worked as a teacher at the School of the Nations, an educational institution for children of members of the diplomatic corps of Brasilia. [8]

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References

  1. 1 2 Megale, Bela; Dias, Marina (9 July 2017). "Dodge deve levar estilo rígido e reservado à Procuradoria" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  2. 1 2 "O Brazil cresce em Goiás" (in Portuguese). DM. 30 June 2017.
  3. 1 2 Macedo, Fausto; Affonso, Julia (28 June 2017). "Temer escolhe Raquel Dodge, não alinhada a Janot" (in Portuguese). Estadão. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  4. Amorim, Felipe (18 September 2019). "Alcides Martins anuncia volta de grupo da Lava Jato à Procuradoria" (in Portuguese). Uol. Retrieved 18 September 2019.
  5. 1 2 3 "Raquel Dodge" (in Portuguese). ÉPOCA. 19 July 2017.
  6. Calgaro, Fernando (28 June 2017). "Temer escolhe Raquel Dodge para suceder Janot no comando da PGR" (in Portuguese). G1. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  7. Uribe, Gustavo (13 July 2017). "Temer nomeia Raquel Dodge para substituir Janot na PGR" (in Portuguese). Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
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Preceded by
Rodrigo Janot
Prosecutor General of the Republic
2017−2019
Succeeded by
Augusto Aras