Brazil: Brazil court okays probe of Lula in criminal corruption ring

Author(s): Eugenia Logiuratto | Date: October 7, 2016 | Language: English
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Brazil’s ex-president Luiz Ignacio Lula da Silva will be probed for alleged membership in a crime ring that organized the mass looting of the state oil company Petrobras, the Supreme Court said Thursday.
Justice Teori Zavascki authorized the inclusion of Lula — who already faces related corruption charges — in a group of politicians suspected of organizing an embezzlement ring at Petrobras.
The politicians are from Lula’s leftist Workers’ Party, which ruled Brazil the last 13 years; the center-right Brazilian Democratic Movement Party (BDMP) of new president Michel Temer; and its conservative ally the Progressive Party (PP).

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