Lula Institute Case: Defense Claims ‘Document Manipulation’

In its closing argument, ex-president Lula's defense counsel alleged a 'manipulation of documents' in the lawsuit involving Odebrecht.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The defense counsel for ex-president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva presented new allegations on Wednesday, February 26th, in addition to its closing arguments in the case in which the leftist is charged with receiving R$12 (US$3) million in Odebrecht kickbacks, in connection with the purchase of a plot of land in São Paulo to house the Lula Institute's headquarters, and an apartment next to his home in the ABC region just outside São Paulo.

In the ex-president's last procedural act before the 13th Federal Court of Curitiba . . .

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