BRAZIL’S LULA AC­CUSED OF IN­FLU­ENCE PEDDLING

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BRASÍLIA: Brazil­ian pros­e­cu­tors on Mon­day ac­cused Luiz Ina­cio Lula da Silva of in­flu­ence peddling, com­pound­ing the woes of an ex-pres­i­dent al­ready charged in the Petro­bras scan­dal. The new charges al­lege that af­ter leav­ing of­fice in 2010 and un­til 2015, Lula helped con­struc­tion firm Ode­brecht win con­tracts in An­gola. Lula in­ter­vened with a gov­ern­ment bank so it would pro­vide fi­nanc­ing for Ode­brecht projects in the south­ern African coun­try, pros­e­cu­tors said. In re­turn, Lula re­ceived Ode­brecht shares, they said. – AFP

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