Lula faces new money-laundering charges

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva is already serving a 12-year corruption sentence for having accepted a seaside apartment as a bribe. – EPA pic, November 27, 2018.

BRAZIL’S jailed ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s legal troubles mounted yesterday as he was accused by the Sao Paulo public prosecutor’s office of money-laundering in his dealings with Equatorial Guinea.

“Lula used his international prestige to influence decisions made by Equatorial Guinea’s President Teodoro Obiang (Nguema) to benefit Brazilian group ARG in the African country,” the public prosecutor’s office said in a statement.

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