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Brazil’s Ex-President Lula Sues Prosecutors for Defamation

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Having stated many times he would fight any and all attempts to discredit him, former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva filed on Thursday a lawsuit against Attorney General Deltan Dallagnol for defamation and asking for R$1 million from the coordinator of the Lava Jato (Car Wash) mega-corruption scandal Task Force.

The lawsuit was filed the same day additional charges were brought by the prosecutors’ office, accusing the former president of receiving bribes from Odebrecht.

According to Lula’s attorneys, the ex-President’s honor and image were . . .

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