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Brazilian ex-president Lula sentenced to 9,5 years in prison for corruption

Brazilian ex-president Lula sentenced to 9,5 years in prison for corruption

The Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday by a federal judge and sentenced to 9,5 years in prison for corruption and money laundering.

Lula was by the court, along with six medebeklaagden convicted, reported the Brazilian media. The former president appealed.

Lula was at the beginning of 2003 to 2011 president, on behalf of the leftist y of the Workers (PT). He would, according to the court in this criminal case for approximately one million euros in bribes have assumed the large construction company OAS. He is in a total of five criminal cases accused of corruption. This is the first judgment.

Construction group

OAS would be for Lula is a apartment in Guarujá, on the Atlantic coast renovated. In return, would the ex-president of the company orders of the oil company Petrobras, a semistaatsbedrijf, have been awarded. Lula rejects the allegations and denies to be the owner of the apartment.

Against numerous Brazilian politicians, including sitting ministers, ex-governors and Congressmen, walk tests because of taking bribes. Lula, from 2003 to 2010 was president, recently announced to again be a candidate for the presidential elections of 2018.

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