Article: The Petrobras Scandal’s Biggest Target
Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the man who remade modern Brazil as its president from 2003 to 2010, has reportedly been charged in the country’s biggest-ever corruption scandal. The development comes two weeks after Dilma Rousseff, his political protege, was removed from office over a separate scandal.
Prosecutors allege that Lula, as he is widely known, and his wife did not disclose they owned a luxury, three-floor apartment in Guaruja, a resort town near São Paulo, that was built by a construction company implicated in the Petrobras scandal, which has ensnared some of the biggest names in Brazilian politics. Lula, his wife, Marisa Leticia, and six others have been charged in connection with the scandal, according to Reuters.
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