Lula Should Pay Fine of R$4.9 Million to Migrate to Work-release Regime

The former president's defense counsel asked that the amount resulting from the judicial sale of the triplex, already auctioned by the courts, be deducted from the total due as a fine. The STJ, however, has already decided to the contrary.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva must pay a fine of R$4.9 (US$1.22) million to the courts, resulting from his conviction in the triplex case, to be able to migrate to the work-release regime - already petitioned the Lava Jato task force.

The figure has been recomputed and resubmitted last Tuesday, October 1st, after the judge decided that there was an error in the application of the Selic rate.

The fine corresponds to the crime of corruption, that is, the alleged purchase of the triplex and its reforms, in the . . .

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