RIO DE JANEIRO— A Supreme Court judge ruled Friday that Brazil's federal police may question former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva as a witness in their investigation of a kickback scandal that has engulfed the state-owned oil company Petrobras. Under Brazilian law, all federal politicians and some at other levels can be investigated only if the Supreme...» Read More
Judge Sergio Moro also convicted black-market money dealer Alberto Youssef for laundering bribe money and sentenced him to nine years and two months in prison. It was initially the arrest of Youssef and then of Costa in March last year that set off the multibillion-dollar political kickback scandal, Brazil's biggest ever. Since the arrests of Youssef and...
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