9.5 years cell for ex-president of Brazil

9.5 years cell for ex-president of Brazil

World July 12, 2017 18:48

brasilia - Ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced by a federal judge to 9.5 years cell for corruption and money laundering on Wednesday. Lula was convicted by judge Sérgio Moro along with six co-defendants, reported Brazilian media. Lula da Silva is appealed.

He was president of the Left-wing Labor Party (PT) from early 2003 to 2011. According to the court in this criminal case, he would have received bribes of about one million euros from a large construction company.

Lula da Silva is accused of a total of five criminal cases of corruption. This is the first statement.

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