Skip to comments.Brazil prosecutors file corruption charges against Lula (Petrobras & embezzlement allegations)
Posted on 09/14/2016 7:35:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
Brasília (AFP) - Federal prosecutors in Brazil filed corruption charges Wednesday against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, describing the popular leftist as leader of a massive embezzlement ring at state oil company Petrobras.
The charges allege that Lula received the equivalent of 3.7 million reais ($1.1 million) in bribes.
Among the allegations are that Lula and his wife received a beachside apartment and upgrades to the property from a major construction company, OAS, which was one of the players in the Petrobras scheme.
The allegations are not new but they now go before Judge Sergio Moro, head of the Petrobras investigation, who will decide whether to accept them, forcing Lula's case to trial.
Prosecutors singled out Lula -- who was president during much of the time that Petrobras was being systematically fleeced by a network of corrupt executives and politicians -- as the scheme's mastermind.
Prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol called Lula, 70, the "supreme commander."
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Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (pictured) presided over an economic boom and was hailed internationally for social welfare policies that helped lift millions of people out of poverty (AFP Photo/Miguel Schincariol)
Another Commie who needs time in prison.
Lula got only $1.1M?!!! Man, he thinks too small. The Clintons, Chavezes, Castros, Arafats and other commies put him to shame.
When Petrobras wanted to drill at great depths, the Obama administration guaranteed some loans to it.
At the same time it was blocking our rigs in the gulf from drilling at half the depth. Too deep for safety...
I can’t wait for this national canker sore to be gone.
“Lula received $1.1 million in bribes”
Hillary got that in ONE week of Wall Street speeches
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