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Brazilian court annuls one of Lula da Silva's nine criminal cases for alleged corruption

Friday, September 4th 2020 - 08:50 UTC
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Lula da Silva was accused of engineering a bribery scheme with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, in relation to contracts in Angola. Lula da Silva was accused of engineering a bribery scheme with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, in relation to contracts in Angola.

A Brazilian court annulled one of nine criminal cases opened for alleged corruption against former President Lula da Silva because there was “insufficient evidence” to continue the process.

The decision issued last Tuesday referred to accusations of alleged corruption, influence peddling, money laundering and illicit associations.

Lula da Silva was accused of engineering a bribery scheme with Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, in relation to contracts in Angola.

Odebrecht is being investigated for bribing presidents, former presidents and other government officials from 12 countries to obtain construction contracts.

The decision was handed down by a court in Brasilia that had already dismissed some of the accusations last year, but is still pursuing charges corresponding to alleged corruption and influence peddling.

The former president spent 19 months in prison between April 2018 and November 2019 in another corruption case.

Lula´s defense welcomed the decision and said it is the fifth complaint filed against the former president that has not succeeded due to lack of evidence, yet he still has eight charges pending.

The still popular former president, who was in power between 2003 and 2010, has sought to position himself as the leftist rival to President Jair Bolsonaro whose far-right policies have polarized Brazil.

Categories: Economy, Politics, Brazil.

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  • Chicureo

    Brasileiro

    “explores” ?

    It must be a complete nightmare each day Bolsonaro continues as a freely democratically elected president of Brazil.

    Lula and Dilma are corrupt criminals that were victims of their own crimes!

    “Explored”?

    A video for your enjoyment: https://youtu.be/nyqrv1_1lcE

    Brazil acima de tudo, Deus acima de todos!

    ¡Viva Brazil!

    Sep 04th, 2020 - 05:58 pm +4
  • Pugol-H

    Failed again then I see.

    Losing the popular vote as well, Tel.

    Sep 10th, 2020 - 10:37 pm +4
  • Pugol-H

    Pogul-X
    Oh yes, well observed.

    “TFW, remind us again why you exist?”

    “To expose thee time losers like you”.

    TERRY F*CKWITT (he’s as thick as pig shit)
    Slipped up there Tel, answering to the name TERRY F*CKWITT, just opens the door to more of the ridicule and derision that upsets you so much.

    What can I say, just trying to help Mate, coz I’m good like that, as you know.

    Pugol-H, sobriquet (AKA) “the thinking woman's heartthrob”.

    N.B. Please note the use of the AKA, Thicko.

    Sep 10th, 2020 - 11:03 pm +4
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