Brazil Supreme Court tosses evidence against Lula in corruption cases

With Justice Carmem Lucia’s unexpected reversal, the Supreme Court was poised to throw out evidence in the corruption cases against the leftist former president, strengthening his potential candidacy for the 2022 presidential elections.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Second Panel of Brazil’s Supreme Court (STF) on Tuesday ruled that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva had not been treated impartially in graft probes, strengthening his chances of running against President Jair Bolsonaro in next year’s vote.

A dramatic reversal by Justice Carmen Lucia led the five-judge panel to find former judge Sergio Moro had made biased decisions in overseeing the graft probe known as Operation Car Wash, throwing out evidence that could have been used against Lula.

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