Brazil sues ex-president Lula da Silva on corruption

Brazil sues ex-president Lula da Silva on corruption

Brazilian prosecutors want former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to sue for corruption with oil company Petrobas. Also his wife and six others are indicted, so they have a right requested.

For this case, which was in march the house of Lula da Silva searched, reports Globonews TV Wednesday. Then he had to also answer for the alleged laundering of money.

It is the first time that he is officially indicted for corruption by the oil company by the Brazilian Public Ministry. Later Wednesday, a press conference of the TO.

The prosecutors suspect Lula da Silva of the adoption of a luxury apartment in Sao Paulo, the construction company OAS, which plays a central role in a corruption-scandal at the company, Petrobas. Also he would more than 2.4 million Brazilian reals (more than 650.000 euro) received in connection with the apartment.

The former party leader of workers party (PT denies to be the owner of the property and to have enriched with the state-owned company. Earlier he was indicted for obstructing the administration of justice in the Petrobas case, because he did not want a suspect by the TO was used as a witness.


The coming days will decide a judge or former president formally prosecuted. If he is convicted, hang him possible prison sentence over the head.

Between 2003 and 2011 was Lula da Silva, president of the South American country. He was succeeded by Dilma Rousseff, who earlier this year was put off due to alleged involvement in corruption.


Lula da Silva (70) want to make themselves available as a candidate for the presidential elections in 2018. In Brazil he was, in spite of the scandal, is still seen as one of the most popular politicians.

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