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Brazil’s Former President Lula Convicted for Corruption Again

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazilian Judge Gabriela Hardt convicted former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for renovation work carried out at the Santa Bárbara rural property in the interior of São Paulo state. This is the second conviction against the former president in the Lava Jato (Car Wash) corruption graft.

"The accused received these unjustified benefits because of his position as president of the republic, of whom exemplary behavior is demanded," said Judge Hardt in her ruling.
According to investigators, the . . .

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