Ludmila Lins Grilo was removed from office by decision of the National Council of Justice, in which she responded to two cases.| Photo: reproduction/CNJ

The Court of Justice of Minas Gerais (TJMG) compulsorily retired this Thursday (25) Judge Ludmila Lins Grilo who, last year, criticized the fake news inquiry conducted by Minister Alexandre de Moraes, of the Federal Supreme Court (STF). The magistrate was already removed from her duties by the National Council of Justice (CNJ) in two disciplinary proceedings.

The decision signed by the judge José Arthur Pereira Filho, president of the TJMG, justifies Ludmila’s retirement for “public interest”, and that she will receive “proportional earnings to the contribution time”. The magistrate, however, did not explain the reasons that led to her retirement.

In addition to criticizing the fake news inquiry, the CNJ alleged alleged “negligence” on the part of the magistrate in conducting work at the Childhood and Youth Court of Unaí (MG), with defendants arrested without sentence and released without a hearing, in addition to not attend the court in person.

Ludmila contested the allegation, stating that she suspended face-to-face hearings at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, following the guidance of the TJMG, and that, later, she had to act remotely due to receiving death threats.