Former Brazilian President convicted for corruption
June 13, Brasilia: The former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has been sentenced to nine and a half years in prison for corruption.
According to reports, Lula has rejected claims that he had received an apartment as a bribe in a corruption scandal linked to state oil company Petrobras and has also claimed that the trial is politically motivated and has denied the charges he has been convicted of.
A judge on Wednesday had found him guilty of accepting bribes from engineering firm OAS in the form of a beachfront apartment in return for his help in winning contracts with the state oil company.
The Oslo Times International News Network