Friday, March 4, 2016

Brazil: Lula in custody for Petrobras scandal – The Point

New twist in Petrobras scandal that splashes the entire political class and undermines even the Brazilian economy. In step number 24 of “Operation Lava Jato” (Cleaning with Karcher), the Brazilian Federal Police raided the home of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva as part of the investigation of the case corruption. Lula was arrested and taken into custody. The former president is requested to provide information to investigators on several points

Read our article. “Petrobras: wolves Rio”

Investigators have indeed evidence that Lula received in 2014 at least 1 million reals (000 240 euros) without legal justification by the OAS company for work and development of the triplex in Guaruja, near the city ​​of Santos, and in Atibaia, in the region of São Paulo. In addition, a contractor would have paid moving furniture and goods of the former president when he left in 2010 Planalto presidential palace.

“Nearly 200 police officers executed 44 judicial warrants, which 33 mandates searches and seizures and 11 arrest warrants in the states of Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Bahia, “said the Federal Police (PF) in a statement. Images of the Globo TV show of police officers in front of buildings in São Bernardo do Campo (São Paulo), where Lula lives, a neighborhood whose streets were closed. Also according to Globo, Lula’s wife and two of his son are also targeted by the police operation and the Foundation “Institute Lula” in São Paulo.


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