RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Lava Jato task force in Paraná filed charges against ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva for laundering R$4 (US$ 0.7) million in Odebrecht kickbacks passed on as official donations to the Lula Institute between December 2013 and March 2014. Lula's ex-Minister of Finance Antônio Palocci, and the president of the Institute, Paulo Okamotto, were also charged.
This is the fourth set of charges made by the Paraná Lava Jato against Lula and the second related to the institute that bears the ex-president's name.
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