By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazilian federal judge, Sergio Moro, has accepted the prosecutor’s charges against former President, Luis Inacio Lula da Silva, for corruption. Lula, along with his wife Marisa Leticia da Silva, will stand trial for accepting bribes totaling millions of reais as well as money laundering. The former leader said he was ‘sad’ with the indictment but believed the justice system would prove his innocence.

"I’m obviously sad because I know that Judge Moro has accepted the complaint against me, even if the complaint is a farce, a big lie . . .

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