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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:51 PM

Brazil's Lula found not guilty of obstruction of justice

Source: Associated Press


Updated 1:26 pm CDT, Thursday, July 12, 2018

SAO PAULO (AP) Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found not guilty of obstruction of justice on Thursday, in one of several cases against the jailed politician.

The decision is not entirely surprising since the prosecutors' office had, in the end, asked the judge to acquit da Silva, saying it had not found evidence that the former president was involved in attempts to interfere with a massive corruption investigation involving state-run oil company Petrobras.

The initial indictment accused da Silva and others of trying to buy the silence of a former Petrobras executive who was implicated in the scandal.

But Judge Ricardo Augusto Soares Leite ruled Thursday that the evidence did not present a clear picture of what actually happened. He added that the testimony of witnesses against da Silva, including some cooperating with the state, was not sufficiently credible.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Brazil-s-Lula-found-not-guilty-of-obstruction-of-13069925.php

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Judi Lynn Jul 12 OP
Honeycombe8 Jul 12 #1
sandensea Jul 12 #2
malthaussen Jul 13 #3
burrowowl Jul 18 #4

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:54 PM

1. Trump's team is going to speaking with those lawyers very soon.

If they haven't already.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:23 PM

2. I bet the dictator, Temer, is on it as we speak.

"This is Brazil. Do you have any idea what could happen to your family if you don't cooperate?"

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:20 AM

3. Well, at least that court wasn't corrupt. n/t

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Response to malthaussen (Reply #3)

Wed Jul 18, 2018, 02:42 PM

4. Looks like it

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