Lula and Cunha Investigated in Lava Jato Corruption Scandal

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Both ex-President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and current Speaker of the House of Representatives Eduardo Cunha are being investigated in two different inquiries of the Lava Jato (Carwash) corruption scandal. While a witness said Cunha had received a US$5 million bribe for a Petrobras contract to go through, Lula is being investigated for influence peddling in contracts for Odebrecht in Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Júlio Camargo, an executive of oil and gas sector company Toyo Setal, the first company to cooperate in the Lava . . .

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