Brazil's Lula vows to appeal conviction, run for president again

Reuters News
Posted: Jul 13, 2017 11:55 AM

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva vowed on Thursday to appeal his corruption conviction and run for president next year, calling the graft investigation against him a politicized effort to influence the 2018 election.

"They haven't taken me out of the game," Lula told supporters at the Sao Paulo offices of his Workers Party a day after he received a nearly 10-year sentence for accepting bribes in return for helping an engineering company win contracts with state oil company Petroleo Brasileiro.

(Reporting by Eduardo Simoes)