Brazil's iconic ex-leader Lula to be tried for corruption

Reuters News
Posted: Sep 20, 2016 4:54 PM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's iconic former leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva will stand trial on corruption charges, a crusading federal judge ruled on Tuesday.

Judge Sergio Moro said that Lula, the most powerful political force in Brazil during the last two decades, will be judged for allegedly accepting 3.7 million reais ($1.11 million) in bribes connected to the sweeping kickback probe at state-run oil company Petrobras.

(Reporting by Brad Brooks; Editing by Daniel Flynn)