Brazil's ex-president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, will stand trial on "corruption and
money laundering charges over an alleged scheme at the state oil company, Petrobras", a
judge has said. Prosecutors said that Lula has accepted over $1.11 million dollars worth of
bribes.The 70 year old ex-president had already been charged in August with allegedly
obstructing investigations.
"I am sad," Lula said. "It is a big farce, a big lie, a big pyrotechnic show.
"What's happening isn't getting me down, but just motivates me to go out and talk more."
If he is convicted of these crimes, he will be unable to run in 2018.
I don't know how the ex-president hasn't been convicted of these crimes yet. The
evidence is right there, and Lula has been found trying to cover his trail. I don't see how he
can't be convicted for money laundering when it would be so simple to get a guilty verdict.