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

Wednesday, September 16th 2015 - 09:34 UTC
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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. Read full article


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  • ChrisR

    “He has been detained since August 3.....Neither of them has been charged”

    So not only have the Brazil Nuts got a screwed up 'democracy' their legal system is shit as well.


    Sep 16th, 2015 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    The two crooks will most likely be condemned (J. Dirceu for the 2nd time), regardless of the fact that they both refuse to answer the questions when being interrogated by the Federal Police. They are crooks but they aren't stupid. They know just all too well what happens to people privy to the PT's dirty secrets, and who decide to squeal.

    Sep 16th, 2015 - 10:53 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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