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Former Brazilian President Lula Sentenced Again


7Dnews London

Sun, 10 Feb 2019 23:21 GMT

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.

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