World 4.3.2016 04:17 pm

Brazil’s Lula received ‘many’ favors from corrupt companies

AFP/File / Adriano Machado<br />Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was questioned over an embezzlement and bribery conspiracy centered on state oil company Petrobras

AFP/File / Adriano Machado
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was questioned over an embezzlement and bribery conspiracy centered on state oil company Petrobras

Brazilian ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva received multiple “favors” from companies at the heart of a giant bribes and kickbacks scheme centered on state oil company Petrobras, prosecutors said Friday.

Sao Paulo (AFP)

“The favors to Lula from big construction companies involved in the fraud at Petrobras were many and hard to quantify,” said prosecutor Carlos Fernando dos Santos Lima. Earlier, police raided Lula’s house and held him for questioning in the Petrobras probe.

© 2016 AFP

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