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.