Court Dismisses Criminal Charges Against Lula and his Brother

The court further rejected the denunciation against three other Odebrecht executives for alleged active corruption: Emilio and Marcelo Odebrecht, owners, and Alexandrino de Salles Ramos Alencar, the company's former legal director.

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL - The São Paulo 7th District Federal Criminal Court yesterday, September 16th, rejected the denunciation lodged by the Federal Prosecutor's Office (MPF) against former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, and his brother José Ferreira da Silva, known as Frei Chico. The MPF had charged both with passive corruption.

According to the MPF, between 2003 and 2015, Frei Chico, a trade unionist with a career in . . .

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