Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, jailed since April, was sentenced Wednesday to 12 years and 11 months in prison for corruption and money laundering in a second court case, a court said.
The cleaver of justice has fallen again for the former Brazilian president Lula, a historical figure of the Brazilian left in prison since last year. Lula was sentenced Wednesday, February 6, to 12 years and 11 months imprisonment for bribery and money laundering, a court said.
Lula, who presided over Latin America's biggest powerhouse from 2003 to 2010, is already serving a 12-year sentence and a month in prison in Curitiba, in the south of the country, for corruption and money laundering.
A specialist in criminal law confirmed to AFP that these two penalties could be cumulated, from the moment they do not total 30 years of imprisonment, the maximum in Brazil.