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Brazil corruption scandal: Police seek permission to question former president Lula

  • Police in Brazil have sought permission from the country’s Supreme Court to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva over a major corruption scandal involving the state-run oil giant Petrobras.

    The police say they want to find out if Lula got any advantages for himself or his Workers’ Party.

    The scandal is said to be the biggest in Brazilian history, and senior politicians have been accused of accepting bribes. Joss Dirceu, Lula’s former chief of staff, was among those arrested.

     

     

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