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Lula must stand trial on Petrobras probe corruption charges

Wednesday, September 21st 2016 - 09:42 UTC
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The Brazilian judge overseeing the investigation of a US$2 billion corruption scheme centered on state oil company Petrobras ruled Tuesday that former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva must stand trial on charges arising from the probe. Read full article


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  • :o))

    This drama really will be meaningful if ALL of the Political-Thieves not only rot in jail but are also made to return all of the stolen loot.


    - either they go scot free
    - or they escape with just a symbolic minor punishment
    - or return a very small portion of the stolen amount
    - remain politically active [directly / indirectly]
    - and continue with their “normal” activities!

    Sep 21st, 2016 - 10:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ChrisR

    I suspect the judge is tempted by the 'consideration' that Lula would give him if he withdraws this 'statement'.

    Sep 21st, 2016 - 11:31 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    The political crooks are 100% capable of changing the laws and even the constitution - in their favor - just to make sure that they not only remain better protected in the future but they also can continue with their “activities” without any hindrance!

    Sep 21st, 2016 - 11:48 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • golfcronie

    An excellent assessment of the politics in Latam

    Sep 21st, 2016 - 08:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    I hope the SOB rots in prison...or, that his cancer kills him before that.

    Sep 21st, 2016 - 08:36 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    Proof of the pudding:

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 09:58 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Briton

    Sadly mans worst legacy will always be Greed and incompetence,

    But I could be wrong..

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 07:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    LATEST NEWS : Guido Mantega, Lula's and Dilma's Finance Minister for 9 years, has just been caught with his hand in the cookie jar......his gross incompetence in running the economy has been surpassed by his main activity, which was “taking” money from large business's, to fund the PT's election campaigns and to line his own pocket.
    Although he was arrested and released shortly afterwards - but not before the Feds had executed a search warrant in his flat - he is in deep, deep shit. And if he should decide to squeal to save his arse once he is charged with corruption, money laundering, and a few other crimes, he will make Lula and Dilma sink even further.

    Sep 22nd, 2016 - 08:40 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    It appears that the incriminating evidence against all the crooks is already available - in plenty - for quite some time.

    - When will they all be jailed?
    - When will the stolen money be retrived?
    : Perhaps NEVER?

    Sep 23rd, 2016 - 04:05 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @9 :0))
    When ? only God knows
    Money retrieved ? probably 'some' of it..
    NEVER ? I think a bit sooner than that...

    Sep 23rd, 2016 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hepatia

    On Lula's honesty:

    Sep 24th, 2016 - 01:41 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Jack Bauer

    @11 Hippy

    And what did you expect the idiots to say ? They are are involved up to their necks in shit, just like Lula...Wake up Hippy....

    Sep 25th, 2016 - 12:43 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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