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By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL – Former Odebrecht CEO, Marcelo Odebrecht, testified on Monday that the codename ‘friend’ in the company’s bribe accounting ledger referred to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, according to local media.

Federal judge Sergio Moro criticized the almost real-time release of the testimony, that was supposed to be confidential.

“There was news that the testimony was leaked and the judge said he would look into it,” Odebrecht’s lawyer, Nabor Bulhoes, told journalists according to InfoMoney.

According to local media, Odebrecht told officials that his company had given . . .

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