Ex-Minister Accuses Lula, Rousseff of Corruption in Brazil

Antonio Palocci, top aide in both the Lula and Rousseff Administrations, told of bribes as part of a plea-bargaining deal in the Lava Jato scandal.

By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – One of former President Luiz Inacio 'Lula' da Silva’s most powerful cabinet members, Antonio Palocci, told Judge Sergio Moro yesterday (September 6th) shocking news implicating Lula and former President Rousseff in bribery schemes.

Palocci said that construction giant Odebrecht purchased an apartment in São Paulo and land for the Lula Institute for the former president as compensation for the advantages that the company received during the PT government.

“Odebrecht's relationship with the government of former President Lula and former President Rousseff was very intense, driven by advantages . . .

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