Federal Appellate Court Once Again Upholds Lula’s Conviction of Corruption

The court ruled on an appeal for a conviction of over 17 years in a closed regime. The defence considers the upholding of the sentence to be 'unfair and arbitrary'.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Federal Court of Appeals for the 4th Region (TRF-4), in an online hearing completed on Wednesday, May 6th, rejected the appeal and upheld the conviction of former president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, in the case of the Atibaia farm. The decision was unanimous.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the court sessions have been held virtually. The trial of Lula's appeal began on April 27th.

The Eighth Panel, in charge of the Lava Jato cases, also rejected the petition to defer the examination of the motions for clarification. The ex-president's . . .

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