Ex-leader’s assets frozen in Brazil
SAO PAULO — Brazil’s central bank has frozen four bank accounts belonging to ex-President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva because of his recent conviction on corruption charges, the federal judge who heard his case said Wednesday.
The assets in question amount to more than $190,000, according to the office of Sergio Moro, who sentenced Silva to 9½ years in prison in connection with a sprawling graft probe involving state-run oil giant Petrobras.
Moro also barred the ex-president from using three apartments, a piece of land and two cars linked to him. None can be sold until there is a final ruling on the case.