Tag: Jose Dirceu

Jose Dirceu
Thursday, May 19th 2016 - 08:02 UTC

Lula's most trusted and closest political advisor sentenced to 23 years in prison

Dirceu was former President Lula da Silva's chief of staff from 2003 to 2005 before being forced to step down over a congressional vote-buying scheme.

A Brazilian federal judge on Wednesday sentenced Jose Dirceu, a former presidential chief of staff, to 23 years and three months in prison for his role in a massive corruption scheme centered on state-controlled oil company Petrobras. Judge Sergio Moro, who is spearheading the bribes-for-inflated contracts probe, found Dirceu guilty of accepting and paying bribes and money laundering.

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Two close associates of Lula da Silva will face trial on the Petrobras scandal

Dirceu, former chief of staff under ex-president Lula da Silva allegedly  masterminded the bribes and embezzlement scheme skimming Petrobras.

Two leading figures associated with Brazil's ruling Workers' Party will face trial over their alleged roles in the Petrobras graft scandal, authorities confirmed Tuesday.A judge has accepted to take on the case brought against Jose Dirceu, a former chief of staff under ex-president Lula da Silva (2003-2010), and who prosecutors say masterminded the bribes and embezzlement scheme skimming huge sums from the state oil giant.

Wednesday, September 2nd 2015 - 06:43 UTC

Lula da Silva's top advisor charged for alleged involvement in Petrobras corruption

Dirceu is the most senior member of the ruling Workers' Party to be taken into custody in connection with the scheme.

Police on Tuesday asked prosecutors to file charges against Brazil's former presidential chief of staff, Jose Dirceu, and top advisor of former president Lula da Silva, for alleged involvement in the massive corruption scheme at state-owned oil company Petrobras.

Tuesday, August 4th 2015 - 05:02 UTC

Lula da Silva's 'fund-raiser' Dirceu again involved: this time with Petrobras

Dirceu, popular former President Lula da Silva's chief of staff between 2003 and 2005, was already under house arrest for running a vote-buying scheme (Pic Reuter)

Brazilian police on Monday arrested former government minister Jose Dirceu, one of the most senior members of the ruling Workers' Party to be detained so far in a corruption scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras.

Saturday, May 9th 2015 - 09:34 UTC

Mujica's book rekindles Brazilian scandal involving Lula da Silva

Allegedly Lula told Mujica back in 2010 that “he had to deal with many immoral things including blackmail” and “this was the only way to rule Brazil”

Uruguay's president Jose Mujica has now denied alleged statements collected in a book about his life written by two journalists, that he personally presented last Sunday in Buenos Aires and in which there is a mention to former president Lula da Silva and the 'mensalao', one of Brazil's largest corruption scandals involving monthly payments to have bills passed by Congress.

Thursday, November 14th 2013 - 18:17 UTC

Brazil politics fat cats to jail confirms the Supreme Court in landmark judgment

Jose Dirceu, former chief of staff and the most influential man in Lula da Silva's first government

In a landmark judgment, Brazil's Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld more than a dozen jail terms handed down in a political corruption scandal which broke in 2005.

Thursday, September 19th 2013 - 08:04 UTC

Brazil’s Supreme Court reopens country’s biggest corruption trial

Former cabinet chief Jose Dirceu is the most notorious case

Brazil's Supreme Court has narrowly ruled in favour of reopening the country's biggest corruption trial. The court agreed that 12 of 25 people convicted in a scheme using public funds to pay parties for political support could have appeals heard.

Thursday, January 10th 2013 - 04:03 UTC

Brazilian hacker publishes sensitive personal data on politicians convicted for corruption

Jose Dirceu was the cabinet chief of President Lula da Silva in his first mandate

A hacker in Brazil has published sensitive personal data of politicians convicted during a major corruption trial known as the “Mensalao”. Jose Genoino, Jose Dirceu and Delubio Soares have had address, phone numbers, emails and other details exposed.

Tuesday, November 13th 2012 - 00:05 UTC

Lula da Silva former chief of staff sentenced to 10 years in prison for corruption

Dirceu co-founded the ruling Workers Party with the former president

The chief of staff to former President Lula da Silva, and fellow founder of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, was sentenced to over 10 years in prison for running a congressional vote buying scheme almost a decade ago.

Wednesday, October 10th 2012 - 08:23 UTC

Brazil high court convicts top aides of Lula da Silva for ‘Mensalao’ corruption scandal

Dirceu, Genoino and Delubio Soares convicted for corruption

Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former president Lula da Silva of graft related to a vote-buying scheme in Congress. Lula's ex-chief of staff Jose Dirceu was found guilty by six of the 10 judges in connection with the scheme that ran from 2002 to 2005 during the popular president's first term, a court spokesman said.

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