By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s federal police announced on Wednesday, October 5th, it was recommending that federal prosecutors hand down another indictment for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on suspicion of corruption. According to officials, the former president is said to have used his influence and received bribes to help a large construction company obtain international contracts.

According to the federal police, construction giant Odebrecht is accused of paying R$20 million (R$30 million at today’s value) to Exergia, a company owned by a relative of Lula’s wife . . .

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