Rodrigo Janot

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Rodrigo Janot
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Prosecutor General of the Republic
In office
September 17, 2013 – September 18, 2017
Nominated by Dilma Rousseff
Preceded by Roberto Gurgel
Succeeded by Raquel Dodge
Personal details
Born Rodrigo Janot Monteiro de Barros
(1956-09-15) September 15, 1956 (age 61)
Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Rodrigo Janot Monteiro de Barros (born September 15, 1956, Belo Horizonte) was the General Prosecutor of Brazil from 2013 to 2017.[1]


Rodrigo Janot graduated with an undergraduate degree in law from the Federal University of Minas Gerais in 1979. He completed a specialization in 1985 and master's degree in 1986, from the same university. From 1987 to 1989, he attended a university in Pisa, Italy, called the Scuola Superiore di Studi Universitari e di Perfezionamento Sant'Anna.[2]

Acted as a private attorney from 1980, until 1984, when he joined the Federal Prosecutor's office as a State Prosecutor. He was promoted to Regional Prosecutor in 1993, and Assistant Attorney General for the Republic, in 2003. He was also the General Secretary of the MPF, from 2003 to 2005.[2]

In 2013, he was chosen by President Dilma Rousseff to replace Roberto Gurgel for the top job (Attorney General of the Republic) at the Attorney General's Office, and took office on September 17, 2013.[3]

Attorney Janot won the internal election to return to the role in August 2015. Attorney Janot won the election with more than 300 votes ahead of his second-place competitor. Janot received 288 more votes than in the previous 2013 election.[4]


  1. ^ "Rodrigo Janot toma posse nesta terça-feira como novo PGR". Retrieved October 25, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b PGR. "Rodrigo Janot Monteiro de Barros". PGR. Government of Brazil. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  3. ^ Nery, Natuza. "Rodrigo Janot substituirá Roberto Gurgel na Procuradoria-Geral da República". Folda de Sao Paulo. Folha. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
  4. ^ Falcao, Marcio. "Janot vence eleição interna da Procuradoria". Folha de Sao Paulo. Retrieved 31 August 2015. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Roberto Gurgel
Prosecutor General of the Republic
Succeeded by
Raquel Dodge
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