Brasília Prosecutor’s Office cites statute of limitation, calls for shelving “triblex” proceedings against Lula

In a 16-page document prosecutor Marcia Brandão Zollinger pointed to the extinction of the leftist's liability to prosecution for the crimes of corruption and money laundering because of his age.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) in Brasília accepted the likely running of the statute of limitations in the Guarujá (SP) triplex case, and has advised the Federal Court of Brasilia to dismiss the case against ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.

"Regarding the charges related to the payment of refurbishment, concealment of ownership of the triplex apartment 164-A, and the beneficiary of the renovations made, the extinction of liability to prosecution by statute of limitations on the state claim regarding the septuagenarian defendants, namely Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva (born . . .

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