José Carlos Fragoso

Criminal lawyer José Carlos Fragoso, who died in 2003 at the age of 49, was a partner with his brother Fernando in Fragoso Advogados, one of the most traditional law firms in Brazil.

Co-founder and first director-treasurer of the Society of Criminal Lawyers of the State of Rio de Janeiro (SACERJ), José Carlos Fragoso acted in cases with national repercussion, such as those involving the Delfin and Coroa-Brastel economic groups, Banco Marka, the murder of socialite ngela Diniz and the sinking of the Bateau-Mouche ship.

As a professor, he taught at the Candido Mendes University (UCAM).
The son of the famous jurist Heleno Cláudio Fragoso, José Carlos was renowned for his high level of legal knowledge and his uncompromising defense of human rights and constitutional guarantees.