Brazil's Lula given 13 yrs in graft conviction | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, February 08, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, February 08, 2019

Brazil's Lula given 13 yrs in graft conviction

A Brazilian court Wednesday handed a near 13-year sentence to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in a new corruption conviction for the former leftist president already serving a lengthy jail term in a separate case. Lula, 73, was found guilty by a court in the southern city of Curitiba of accepting renovation work by two construction companies on a farmhouse in exchange for ensuring they won contracts with the state-run oil company Petrobras.

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