Brazil's Lula given nearly 13 years in new graft conviction

2019-02-07 06:10
(Eraldo Peres, AP, file)

(Eraldo Peres, AP, file)

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A Brazilian court on Wednesday sentenced former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to 12 years and 11 months in jail in a new conviction for corruption and accepting bribes.

Lula, 73, is already serving a 12-year term for corruption in a separate case. The leftist former leader ruled Brazil between 2003 and 2010.

In the new conviction, Lula was found guilty by a court in the southern city of Curitiba of accepting renovation work on a country home in exchange for ensuring state-run oil company Petrobras won government contracts.

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