Thursday, December 22, 2016

Brazil’s former President Lula indicted for 5th time on corruption charges

BRASILIA – A federal judge in Brazil on Monday accepted new corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who had already been indicted in four other graft cases.

In the latest case, prosecutors accused Lula of receiving bribes in exchange for helping Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht secure contracts with state oil company Petrobras.

Some of the alleged bribes were used to acquire land for the headquarters of the former head of state's institute and an apartment near his private residence in the city of Sao Bernardo do Campo ....